Friday, October 11, 2013

{Easy} Salmon Dinner

I am 57 years old (too old to be new to cooking fish).
I like to eat healthy foods (just not fish).  
I don't like the taste of fish (nope, not one bit).
I cooked my first salmon last night. (I now like fish.)

This dinner was too easy! I found the recipe inspiration on Pinterest. All the ingredients were right there in my kitchen, so I had no excuses! I changed her recipe slightly. (It was not easy enough for me.)


2 frozen salmon fillets (I bought mine at Costco.)
2 cups *frozen spinach, crushed
2 oz chunk of cheese, shredded ( I used sharp cheddar.)
2 TBSP unsalted butter
1/2 cup half & half (You could use milk.)
Himalayan salt, ground pepper, nutmeg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place frozen fillets in baking dish and cover with crushed spinach. Salt, pepper, and nutmeg the top. Place butter, milk in saucepan and melt, add shredded cheese and stir until smooth. Pour over fish. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. ( If you happen to be hip enough to have a Himalayan Salt block, you could bake on that!)

Clean 2 red potatoes, stab once with a sharp knife and microwave for about 3 minutes. Cut into quarters. Combine 1-2 TBSP olive oil and 1-2 cloves crushed garlic and spread on potatoes. Roast in the oven while baking your fish.

That's all!

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*HINT: I buy organic baby spinach and put it right in the freezer. Then I crush it for my smoothies, lasagna, and quiche. That's what I used here.

HINT, HINT: I asked a few friends what their tips were on cooking fish with no fishy taste:

One of them said, "Lots of lemon pepper and a seasoned rice."

The other one said, "{My husband} doesn't like a fishy taste or smell either, so we soak our fish in cold baking soda water for about half an hour before we cook it. Even with strong trout it takes all fishy taste and smell away!"

I'm going to try those ideas next.

About 31 days of EASY:
So many things in life are hard. And some of those hard things are necessary. But why make things harder than they need to be? For 31 days, I'll be writing about ways to bring ease. I would be honored if you came along on my journey. Pack light.

If you want to know more about the 31 Day Blog Challenge, click here:
Nesting Place: It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful.
or here: Why 31 days?

Many Blessings to you.

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  1. Becky--I'm 62 and I'm new at cooking fish for all the reasons you mentioned, plus I don't like the smell of it in the house. I DO like salmon though, so I think I'll try this. I love the fact that it's easy and you've even put in the instructions for the side dish. Thanks. Oh, wait. I'm 63. :)

    1. I hope you like it, Meredith. I forgot to mention that two fillets was more than we needed. We had leftovers, which I'm going to crumble onto a salad today.

  2. I love simple healthy meals. Not big on occasional piece of Talapia... would this taste just as good you think?


    1. Pat,
      I'm new to fish. I still haven't tried Talapia. If you have a favorite way to make it, I'd love the recipe :)


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