This week I’m super busy, so I was on the hunt for something really quick to make. And like many of you in this new year, I would like to eat more healthy — that’s not saying that everything on here will be necessarily healthy, but that’s what I’d like to do. Also, I’m sure you’ve noticed I’m a big ‘ol fan of carbs, so I decided this week I would not serve something crazy starchy, just for fun. Well maybe “fun” isn’t the best word. 😉 So I opted for making salmon & broccoli.
I like salmon but it’s definitely not something that I find myself ever searching for in the grocery store and cooking. But I figured this week was as good a time as ever to give it a whirl. I love my vegetables, and broccoli is certainly included, and I came across an intriguing recipe that I thought would go well with salmon.
The salmon was easy. Just place a layer of lemon slices on a sheet of foil, lay the salmon filet on top of the lemon, top with some butter (I used 1/2 tablespoon total) and season with some salt and pepper. Then wrap up the foil pouch tightly and bake. I’m not sure if it was my oven, but my fish wasn’t cooked enough, so I cranked up the heat to get it cooked through and will just start it out at a higher temperature next time. I know some people are scared of eating frozen fish, but since I’m landlocked, I’d be more scared not to! So I thawed a frozen salmon filet and that was what I worked with. It may not be ideal but you use what you have. 😉
If you think the salmon sounds easy, well the broccoli might have been more of a breeze. I got a packet of broccoli florets and steamed it in the bag per the package’s instructions. Then a few minutes later I removed the broccoli from the microwave and topped it with some lemon juice, about 1/2 cup of creamy roasted garlic hummus (interesting, right?!) and some salt and pepper. Stir to combine and voila!
Next thing I knew I was eating and enjoying my evening. This is such a great meal if you’re in a rush and also if you don’t want to buy a hundred ingredients for one dish. Click here for the salmon and broccoli recipes and step by step instructions.