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3 ways to cook salmon

We are so excited to welcome Scarlett from Made it. Ate it. Loved it. to our Classy Cooking Contributors!  Scarlett is Savannah’s sister and one of the most talented cooks I know! I’m telling you, our Classy Cooking Contributors are amazing! I have tasted many of both of their recipes and they do not disappoint!
Today, Scarlett is going to teach us 3 ways to make incredibly delicious salmon! Take it away Scarlett!
Hey everyone! Scarlett from Made It. Ate It. Loved It. I am beyond excited to be a Classy Cooking Recipe Contributor. I have a love for cooking and love to try to share it with others.
When my husband and I were dating he went to Alaska to go fishing. He brought home freezers full of halibut and salmon. Lets just say it took us years and years to eat it all! I had to get creative of ways to prepare it. I have tried multiple ways to cook fish. I decided today to share my 3 favorite ways to eat Salmon filets. They are all very different. Sometimes I even cut a large piece of salmon in 2 and prepare it 2 different ways for dinner. My kids (which can be very picky eaters at times) are now fish-eaten boys! And I love it! My eldest favorite is the “Secret Sauce Salmon” and my middle son’s favorite is the “Pecan Crunch Coating Salmon”. Give these a try and let me know which one is your favorite!

 

Salmon Bake with Pecan Crunch Coating

 

1Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon butter, melted
1 3/4 teaspoon honey
2 Tablespoons + 2 teaspooons Italian bread crumbs
2 Tablespoons + 2 teaspoons pecans, finely chopped
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
2 (4 oz) salmon fillets
salt and pepper
2 lemon wedges

 
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl, mix together the mustard, butter, honey. In another bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, pecans, and parsley.

Season each salmon fillet with salt and pepper. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Brush with mustard-honey mixture. Cover the top of each fillet with bread crumb mixture.

Bake for 10 minutes per inch of thickness (measure at thickest part) or until salmon flakes when tested with a fork. Serve with lemon wedges.

Secret Salmon Sauce

Salmon (1 1/2 lbs)

1 teaspoon garlic, fresh minced

3 Tablespoons soy sauce

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup ketchup

1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard



Melt butter over low heat. Add remaining ingredients (besides the salmon) and heat through. Cover cookie sheet with 2 layers of foil and place salmon fillet skin-side down. Brush with sauce. Fold salmon up (pic below).  Close grill top. Grill for 12-18 minutes or until fish begins to flake. (Taste best when grilled hot with smoke chips)

 
Salmon on the Grill

Salmon (about 1lb filet)
1 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
2 Lemons
1/2 cup butter (sliced)
1 teaspoon dill

Double your foil. Place salmon on foil, put pats of butter all the way down the salmon, along with slices of lemon. Sprinkle with garlic salt and dill. Wrap up in foil and place on grill for 15-20 minutes on low. Put lid down (so you dont have to flip) When the salmon turns light and its flaky when tested with a fork it is done.

I love to serve this with rice and steamed veggies!


Here’s just a little bit about me! I am married to my husband Cory and we have 3 kids. We live in a very old fashion household. My husband goes to work and works very very hard to provide a good life for us and I stay at home with our kids, clean, and cook.The roles in our home are very “old-fashion” as many people have called it. And I wouldn’t have it any other way!!! I enjoy being a mom to my 2 boys Crew (5) and Remington (2.5) and my daughter Tess (6 months). We are always on the go and enjoy traveling and are often found at Disneyland. And that is just a little about my family!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow! I can’t wait to give these a try! How creative is this girl!? I love creative cooks! 😉  Thanks so much Scarlett! Pop on over to her blog to try more of her amazing recipes! PS. Her sweet and sour chicken is too die for!

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    Jen
    May 15, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Love my talented family.
    Scarlett you have such a great talent!

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