I hope Sockeye Salmon is magic

Vacation is over. Has been over for a week and I can say that I ate too much, drank too much, spent too much and enjoyed every single second of it! Now it's time to eat a bit better, health wise that is. We usually eat healthy fare but we did overindulge with a few desserts and wine. And gin and tonics. And breakfast at Waffle House. Oh yeah.

Here is a meal that will do the trick to get my tummy in better shape. Sockeye Salmon is magic, right? If you eat grilled fish you'll be thin and feel great and I won't even need to exercise, right? Maybe that's something I read somewhere. Probably not though, probably wishful thinking ...LOL

grill

If you have a grill pan (and I happen to have a very lovely Calphalon grill pan my sweet husband bought me years ago) then this will be easy-peasy. You simply brush olive oil on your fish, sprinkle on some thyme, salt and pepper and any other herb you want. Use sliced lemons for extra tang. Plus the lemons look cool.

closeup


This was excellent paired with buttery peas and a pearled couscous. Curtis Stone's recipe called for orzo but I had a craving for the pearled couscous.

plated

This is an adaption from Curtis Stone's salmon recipe in his cookbook What's For Dinner

Expect healthy fare to be displayed here in the upcoming weeks.

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21 comments:

JoAnn said...

Looks delicious! We just had sockeye salmon last night :)

Judee@gluten Free A-Z Blog said...

That salmon looks so beautiful! Hope it works the magic you are looking for..

Vicki said...

I don't like Salmon but I keep trying it when I find a recipe that looks like it might not gag me. I just might try this.

Tina said...

Joann - we are on the same wavelength!

Judee - me too. But I know I need to get out walking in the morning before it heats up. C'mon Fall temperatures!

Vicki - I don't buy farm raised salmon and maybe that makes a difference in taste. But if you don't like something, you just don't! Maybe it's the texture.

Mae Travels said...

Salmon is always a great idea, and as you demonstrate doesn't need to be complicated. I buy frozen filets and keep them in the freezer as an emergency dinner if I fail to get out to any markets. Your photos look good.

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Tina said...

Thank you, Mae, I hadn't though about keeping some frozen prices around, just in case. Great idea.

flour.ish.en said...

This is my favorite way to cook salmon too. Put it on a cast iron grill on the stove top, the rest is magic!

Zosia said...

Simple is often best when you have such a beautiful piece of fish. Peas and couscous sound like the perfect finishing touches to this meal.

Beth F said...

We had grilled salmon just this week! Yes, it's magic. I know it is. Instant heath and slimming AND delicious taste. :)

Tina said...

Flour- I love cooking on the grill pan, it's so easy. Thanks for your comment. Love your lemon cakes you posted!

Zosia, was a good combo, thanks!

BFR, winning combo!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

We eat salmon once a week so always glad to find new ways to cook.
My latest favourite is teriyaki.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I adore salmon for an easy healthy dinner and this preparation looks simple and good--along with the side dishes.

Funny, I did a Rick Bayless salmon recipe that included peas in the sauce this week. ;-)

Claudia said...

This is definitely the season for healthy, light and easier cooking. Not that my selection was any of the above (well maybe healthy), but at least it was the exception this week.

Carole said...

I want some right now! Have a great week. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

Tina said...

Never thought about teriyaki, Jackie, now I want it more than ever.
Deb, it's not always easy to get the wild salmon here, so much farm raised. Will check out your Rick Bayless recipe.
Claudia, your Mecican pork stew looks great. It's healthy!
Thanks, Carole :-)

ostwestwind said...

G&T and breakfast at the Waffle House, I'd have enjoyed this too. It's always good to cook healthy. Salmon is a good source for vitamins, good fatty acid and it's tasty.

Kim said...

Vacation is all about overindulging in just about everything isn't it? Sounds like you had a great time!

This is a gorgeous salmon dish and like you said, the lemons certainly look cool. Looks so flaky and delicious.

Looking forward to the healthy recipes! I need to do more of them too:)

Joyce Rachel Lee-Bates said...

I believe in magic. This dish must be very delicious. :)

Tina said...

Thanks, OstWind, I feel the same way :-) Time for me to lose a few vacations pounds though!
Thanks, Kim, I have been reading some great recipes on your site too. Loving the Cutris Stone recipes this time.
Joyce, magic is a good thing for us to keep in our imagination.

Lydia Filgueras said...

I like teriyaki salmon, too, but the flavors you've chosen also work really well with salmon. It's hard beat salmon for a healthy, quick meal.

kitchen flavours said...

Oh yum! Such a beautiful, delicious and healthy meal!

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