Have you ever filleted a salmon or fresh fish before? I like to fish every now and then, but it can be quite the disgusting task. Fishing licenses are kind of expensive here and it’s not really worth it if you’re only going to go about 3 or 4 times a year. I don’t know what’s worse about fishing. Putting the worm on the hook or gutting the fish when it’s ready to be cooked? If you’re wearing gloves it wouldn’t be that bad. Meh….. I’d rather go to a fish monger and get it myself.
Reasons why I love salmon:
- You can buy it frozen in individual packages and they’re perfect for people who live with one or two people.
- Salmon doesn’t take long to cook at all in the oven, about 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
- It has a lot of healthy stuff in it, like omega 3s and fatty acids.
- It’s packed full of protein.
When I buy salmon, I like to buy it in bulk at Sam’s Club for about $20.00 a bag. Same thing goes with shrimp. Then I like to doctor the salmon up with spices and different sauces. For this salmon, I browned some butter and added some honey, lime and garlic to it. Served it on top of some rice and called it a good day. The salmon was so nice and refreshing.
Do you guys watch the Next Food Network Star at all? I am kind of ticked off that Alton Brown isn’t doing it this year. He is one of my favorite chefs to watch on Food Network and now it’s just Giada and Bobby Flay doing it this year. There’s nothing wrong with that though. I’m getting kind of tired of seeing the contestants win and not even seeing a show of their’s on that network. That happened to Justin Warner and the cowboy dude named Lenny that won last season. He got into trouble for saying some really bad things on a forum and that is the reason he never made it.
Browned Butter and Lime Salmon
- 2 Salmon filets
- 3 tablespoons of browned butter
- Juice of half a lime
- 1 tsp of garlic
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- salt and pepper
- olive oil
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Season the salmon filets with salt and pepper and drizzle with some olive oil. Place the salmon on a sheet tray lined with foil and bake for 10 minutes.
- While the salmon is cooking in the oven, make the sauce. Melt the butter in a sauce pan, and cook the butter until melted and it has turned a golden brown color. Add the the garlic, lime juice and honey.
- Serve the salmon with some rice and drizzle the sauce over the salmon.
Smart Points: 7 , Makes 2 fillets
- Serving Size: 1 salmon fillet + half the sauce
- Calories: 368
- Sugar: 9
- Fat: 33
- Saturated Fat: 15
- Unsaturated Fat: 5
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 11
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 10