Monday, February 1, 2010

Lemon and Rosemary Salmon, Asparagus, and Scallops

If you have a little extra time on a week night and are up for cooking or want to impress your friends with a delicious salmon dish on the weekend, you must try this one!

The salmon recipe is from Southern Living and it will not disappoint.

4 (6 oz.) salmon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind (smells so good)
3 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon dried or fresh rosemary (having your own plant comes in handy)
cooking spray

Sprinkle salt (I used sea salt) and pepper evenly over the salmon fillets. Place fillets, lemon rind, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, rosemary, and 1 tablespoon oil in a gallon sized bag. Turn to coat and let chill for 30 minutes. Remove fillets from marinade and discard extra marinade. Place fillets skin side down on a greased broiling pan.  Broil fish 5 1/2 inches from heat for 10-12 minutes.  Whisk together remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon oil.  Drizzle over salmon before serving.

Also served with this meal was brown rice, asparagus, and scallops.

The asparagus was prepared easily.  Put the asparagus in a skillet on medium heat.  Sprinkle sea salt, pepper, and add 2 pads of butter.  Let this cook, turning the asparagus occasionally.  I let the asparagus cook for about 10 minutes.  For the last 3 minutes, I covered the skillet with a lid to steam the asparagus just a little bit.  Right before I served the asparagus, I sprinkled a little shredded Parmesan cheese on top!

When cooking the brown rice, I used half water and half chicken broth, to give it a little more flavor.  If you want to be adventurous, use only chicken broth, no water!

Baked Scallops
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/2 pounds bay scallops, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pour melted butter into a 2 quart oval casserole dish, Distribute butter and scallops evenly inside the dish. Combine the bread crumbs, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, parsley, minced garlic and Parmesan cheese.   Sprinkle mixture over the scallops.  Bake in oven until scallops are firm, about 20 minutes. recipe.

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