What’s for dinner?

Category: Cooking

Dinner…the focal point of every day (at least for me!).  It’s the time of day we can unwind from work and decompress.  5 days a week, it’s also the same time my husband and I can spend playing with our 10 month old daughter.  We get home around 6pm and she’s in bed around 8-830pm.  Not enough family time during the week for my liking…So I’m always looking for quick and easy dinners, that are (somewhat) healthy but still delicious.  And an easy clean up is always a plus!

Found a salmon dish that fits all these categories!  Oven Baked Salmon was definitely a winner!  I love buying a huge salmon filet from Costco.  We usually get 3 meals for my husband and myself (plus leftovers)…now now my baby likes salmon, too!

So I started with defrosting one of our salmon pieces.  Just pulled it out of the freezer and let it sit on the kitchen counter for a few hours.  When it was time to cook, I mixed up all the dry ingredients in a small bowl.  Melted butter in the microwave.  I didn’t have any fresh herbs, but my bread crumbs are Italian seasoned and that worked well!

Mixed the melted butter into the dry bread crumb/Parmesan/Garlic mixture and coated our salmon filet.  I covered it with a piece of tin foil and let it cook for about 20 minutes.  It was cooked perfectly!  But the crust wasn’t browned enough, so I put it under the broiler, uncovered for a few minutes.  I always forget how quickly the broiler works, that God I checked it when I did, or it would have been burnt.

The salmon was PERFECT!  Served it with a side of quinoa and blanched asparagus.  Baby A loved it, too…Her first taste of salmon!  This dish is going to end up becoming a regular in our kitchen!  So easy, delicious, and I always seem to have these ingredients in the pantry!