Perfect Baked Salmon

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Making a wedding registry is tough. Since my DF and I are living in an apartment and about to move in a couple of months (and again a couple of months later), it’s difficult trying to register for things. We have enough “stuff” overflowing our current apartment, how would we go about asking for more “stuff” that we don’t need? Do you just skip the registry completely?

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Thank goodness for wedding blogs that can answer every question that may cross your mind, no matter how ridiculous the question may be. Chances are, it’s been asked before at least ten times. Whatever would I do without the internet?

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I started a registry with Williams-Sonoma, but a month later and it seems as if half of the stuff on my registry is out of stock, not sold anymore, or only available online. That’s not good. I nixed that idea and am now looking for different alternatives, if anything at all.

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Oh well.. on to my next wedding adventure.

This recipe is so simple that it shouldn’t even be a recipe. Salmon is easy to cook and great for your health. With this standard recipe, your food will come out perfect every single time.

Perfect Baked Salmon

Ingredients

  • salmon
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Place your salmon on a baking sheet.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Place in your oven and turn the heat up to 400 degrees. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
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Baked Salmon

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I’ve been all kinds of adventurous lately. By adventurous, I mean in the kitchen. I made ice cream, worked with yeast, and now I’m cooking fish. I never ate much fish growing up because my dad hates it. When he was younger, he practically ate fish everyday because he was poor and fish was cheap. It was the poor man’s meal.

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Now, my dad can’t stand the taste of fish. He’ll eat everything except for it. Since my mom never cooked fish growing up, I never had fish until high school. I loved it. I’d start ordering salmon at restaurants and going out for sushi whenever I could.

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Unfortunately, salmon’s not the best dish for eating out since it’s so darn expensive. How hard can it be to cook salmon at home? Turns out, it’s just about the easiest thing ever.

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Since my DB doesn’t eat fish (I know, that list is never ending), I didn’t want to buy or cook a huge chunk of salmon for myself. Trader Joe’s sells the perfect sized salmon for one ¬†in the freezer section. Problem solved! I just defrost a piece of fish overnight and it’s ready for me to cook for lunch the next day.

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This salmon would be great over some quinoa and cooked spinach. Talk about a healthy meal!

Oh, also… I was kind of freaking out about the white stuff on top of the salmon after I cooked it. I never saw that on any of the salmon I ate at the restaurants. I googled it and apparently it’s just the fat oozing out of the salmon. Don’t worry, it’s good fat… the omega 3 stuff that your body needs.

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I found the baked lemon to be a bit bitter, so I squeezed fresh lemon juice on top of the salmon just before serving. I am a little bit of a lemon fiend though, so you might be fine without the extra kick on top.

Baked Salmon

Ingredients

  • salmon
  • half a lemon, sliced thinly
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. On a piece of foil, lay your piece of salmon onto sliced lemons.
  3. Add the butter, salt, and pepper on top.
  4. Wrap up the salmon in the foil and bake on a baking sheet for 25-30 minutes.
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