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CALLING ALL MEN- Pay attention! I’m always asked by my male friends what they can cook for their special lady friend or wife for a special night. Here’s a recipe that’s sure to impress. It’s not only fast and easy but it’s resturant quality. This will rock her panties off so start taking notes! This recipe is so simple that a monkey couldn’t mess it up. (Well… Maybe.) What will you need?
2 6oz pieces of salmon (it’s a little bigger than a deck of cards)
1/2 tea spoon each of salt and pepper (if you have garlic salt/powder you can add 1/2 tea spoon of that too)
1/4 cup olive oil
3 table spoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup minced scallions/chives/green onions-these are all basicly the same. Stay with me men (minced means chopped up really small)
1/4 cup minced fresh dill
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1/4 dry white wine
I’ll break this down real simple..
Pre-heat your oven to 425
Place the salmon in a glass, ceramic, or stainless steel baking dish and season it with salt and pepper (and garlic powder if you have it). Whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice and drizzle the mixture evenly over the salmon. Let it stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. (I turn mine over several times during these 15 minutes so the salmon is coated evenly.)
In a small bowl, stir together the herbs (this is not marijuana, we are talking about the onions, parsley and dill) . Once you have let the salmon sit for 15 min take the filet and coat them evenly on all sides in the herb mixture. Then put it back in the baking dish and pour the wine around the fish. (Note the word “around”, not on top.)
Bake the salmon for 10 minutes. (Use a timer guys, this will help you big time to not burn the fish or the kitchen.) Take it out of the oven and cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil and allow it to rest (on the counter-don’t put it back in the oven) for 10 minutes. (“Rest” means to just leave it alone-once the foil is on there just set the timer for another 10 minutes.)
You’re done! Serve hot with lemon wedges and what ever side you want. You can make it fancy by plating it on a white dish. Vegetable pasta, (these are those colorful spiral noodles) mixed with garlic, lemon and olive oil also goes real well with this. Go here for a step by step for that recipe. I paired mine with sautéed yellow squash, tomatoes and cauliflower. My husband is a diabetic so we skip out on the carb stuff most nights.