Just a little note about trying new recipes:
Being a mom of little ones it can get real difficult for me to be motivated to try new recipes. I used to do it a lot when I only had two kids, but now with five little ones…
Last year one of my goals for the new year was to try at least one new recipe a month. After I got started it became so much fun! My oldest daughter LOVES to cook and I have to say she is pretty amazing at it. Even my oatmeal can not compare to hers. it has been fun for her too since she is always in the kitchen with me. I want to also add that it is good for kids to have to try knew things so that they are ready to eat at others houses without grumping. Plus my husband really appreciates my efforts and really builds me up at dinner. Isaac has pretty extravagant taste when it comes to food so it is such a compliment when he really likes the food I make. I hope this inspires you to try new recipes this new year. I am upping my goal to three new recipes a month for 2009! That is almost one a week. I would love it if any of you out there in cyberspace would recommend your families favorite recipes! It would help me a ton!
Hope you enjoy these three Salmon recipes!
Pecan Encrusted Salmon
In a small bowl, mix together2 tbsp mustard, 3 tbsp melted butter, 5tsp honey. In another small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup bread crumbs (I like to use Panko), 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley. Salt & pepper Salmon fillet to taste, pour the liquid mixture over the top of the salmon and top with the crumb mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10-15 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges, rice and salad.
Planked Salmon with Peach Mango Salsa
This is better in Summer when Peaches are fresh and it is easy to use the BBQ.
Make Peach Mango Salsa while you soak the cedar plank for one hour.
Mix together these ingredients and chill for one hour or more.
*1/4 cup lime juice
*1 tbsp honey
*1 med. mango, cut lengthwise in half and then chopped
*2 cups chopped peeled peaches
*1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
*1 tbsp finely chopped bell pepper (optional)
*1 small chopped onion
Rub a little coconut oil onto plank. Place salmon , skin side down on cedar plank. Make diagonal cute in Salmon every 2 inches w/o cutting through skin. Rub Salmon with brown sugar. Place on grill. When plank begins to smoke cook 30 minutes. Serve with Salsa on top. I like to serve this meal with Rice or Quesidillas.
Last night we tried a new one which was also awesome.
Lemon Herbed Salmon
In a small bowl combine:
*1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
*2 cloves minced garlic
*1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
*6 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
*1/4 cup fresh thyme
*2 tsp grated lemon peel
* 1/2 tsp salt
*4 tbsp melted butter
Spread over Salmon fillet and bake @ 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.