The Best Salmon I Have Ever Baked!

Bill told me way back when, that he was part of the "I really don't like salmon" crowd.  Those were fighting words to me, and I was determined ~ and on a mission ~ to change his mind.  I figured he had a bad encounter with salmon once, just like I did many years ago with a catfish dinner at Mammoth Cave, when I cut into the fish and fat streamed out of it.  

I've been off on a long journey over the years for the best salmon recipe, and I'm sure I finally found it:  I'm just not sure though how I acquired this great recipe.  

Salmon has a great strong flavor and it's meatier than most fish. This rich, tender, flaky, and nutrient dense salmon gets slathered with a savory flavorful Dijon mustard sauce, then baked at a high temperature to perfection for our taste buds.

Just as good, are the healthy benefits of salmon:  they include improving memory, aiding your brain to function better, protecting your nervous system from the deteriorating effects of aging, lowering your risk for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson diseases, and speeding up your metabolism.  The Omega-3 fatty acids and selenium in salmon give you healthy skin, shiny hair and bright eyes, just like Vitamin D, to list a few. 

The salmon was truly delicious ~ the best I have ever baked!  The roasted potatoes weren’t bad either.

This is a simple recipe that has anything but simple results!  I loved it, enjoyed it thoroughly, and will be making it again soon.  It is now the recipe!

By the way, Bill truly liked it too!

If you like salmon, you'll love this! 

If you don't like salmon, I bet you'll love this!  Just try it!

Baked Salmon with Roasted Potatoes
Printable recipe

1½ pounds salmon filet
1 pound small potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and seasoned pepper, to taste

For the sauce:
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon seasoned black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Preheat oven to 450°.
Add potatoes to a bowl and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive and season with salt and pepper.
Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray and roast for 10 minutes.
Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
Place salmon on baking sheet, skin side down.
Spoon sauce over salmon.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, depending upon thickness,  until salmon is cooked through and flaky.


Slow Cooker Pork Loin with Gravy!

The star of this recipe is the gravy, it’s so delicious, it’s liquid comfort!

Here’s another good Trisha Yearwood recipe, from her grand comfort food cookbook, Home Cooking.  I’ve tried many of her recipes and haven’t been let down once...  

End of Summer Potato Salad

I’m fighting the feeling of sunny summertime ending ~ the gradually shortening days of fall returning ~ adjusting to spending more time indoors.  We’re still cooking on the grill and making summer sides, like this dish, for a while yet.  

Potato salad is so versatile, but this one with dill pickles, juice and all, is a favorite for us.  Its loaded with crunchy dill pickles, in a snappy dill pickle juice infused dressing.  This potato salad makes dill pickles the star of the dish!

Easy, But Different, Peach Cobbler

A bushel and a peck ~ that’s how much we love fresh peaches here!

I knew it was time for 'summer-time comfort food' last Saturday when a bounty of great looking Michigan peaches was on display at the farmers’ market!

Great Summertime Fresh Rustic Tomato Tart

This is a tasty meatless 
main dish, side dish, 
or even an enjoyable appetizer, 
using oval-shaped plum tomatoes.
The rustic look, for sure!
I use plum tomatoes more in winter-time cooking, when regular tomatoes are out of season, or whenever I make a dish in which I don’t want excess moisture.  They’re the thick-walled tomato that’s synonymous with Italy... 

Spicy Garlic-Lime Shrimp with Grits

Remember what Bubba Gump said?

"Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. 
You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, 
bake it, sauté it. 
There's uh, shrimp-kabobs, 
shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. 
Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried."

And then there's this dish that has all the right ingredients: ~ Spicy Garlic-Lime Shrimp!

Homemade Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Once you make your own dill pickles, you'll wonder why you ever bought them at the grocery store!

My pickles!

What wasn't to like about Aunt Bee from The Andy Griffith Show?  Remember her, and the "Pickle Story" episode from way back in the early 60’s?   (Most of you probably weren't even born then!)

You know,

nobody can ever

cook as good as

your Mama.

~ Paula Deen

You know, nobody can ever cook as good as your mama. Paula Deen
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