Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Salmon Recipe

When I was at a friend’s house before Thanksgiving, she told me about a swordfish dish she had made recently.  She gave me some homemade pesto and e-mailed the recipe that afternoon.  I tried it last night.  So good!

I just watched the Cuisinart video again and they did use salmon. (An aside is that swordfish worked well, too!) 1.) They took a bunch of potato slices and placed them in the center of an oiled piece of tinfoil. 2.) Spread about a TBS. or so of pesto on top of the potatoes. 3.) Place a piece of salmon on top of the potatoes. Salt and pepper the salmon first. 4.) Then more pesto on top of the salmon. 5.) They said bake at 400 degrees for 18 minutes. (I baked my swordfish at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, and that worked fine. Of course I didn't use potatoes or pesto. I used asparagus. It might take longer for the potatoes?) Enjoy!   I love the casual approach to recipes.  You know, where the recipe is merely some good suggestions rather than hard and fast rules.  I did follow this one fairly closely, but I added a slice of sweet onion over the potatoes. I have a tendency to overcook fish, but this was just about perfectly done—tender and moist.  And baking it in foil wrap—no mess at all.  Love that.

Fresh caught, wild…the best.
Picture: http://www.revealingwisdom.com/uncategorized/the-courage-to-swim-upstream-back-home

Are you a strict recipe follower?


  1. If it is my first time with that recipe and it is somewhat complicated or involves baking I do tend to follow it very closely. But many of my 'recipes' are made up from whatever I have and need to use. This sounds delish with shades of girl scout camping memories.

  2. Yum, sounds delicious. I've taken to poaching my salmon in the oven with lemon and dill, and it's nice and moist. I'll have to try yours.

  3. I am a salmon virgin and this just might make me cross over. I have some in the freezer and I like your adjustments to the recipe. Thanks.

  4. ohhhhhhh, sounds delicious. I will have to try that one!!! Hey, you said tinfoil. My daughter just laughed at me, when I asked her for a piece of tinfoil. She said I'm suppose to call it aluminum foil. Blah, ba, blah to her!!!

  5. I eat a lot of salmon, and I am always looking for a good recipe. Too bad I just pulled out all my basil. I could have me the pesto, but i do have parsley still, and lemon/parsley pesto is very good too.

  6. I usually cook salmon in the microwave with a little butter, lemon juice and thyme. Very fast, very easy, but a bit tricky to get it just right.
    I follow recipes closely for baking, although I modify by adding things that don't change the basic chemistry. Otherwise I hardly ever cook with a recipe. Most stuff I just make up.


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