Monday, May 19, 2008

Salmon Dinner

We had salmon for dinner again yesterday.... I just love salmon so much. We were really hungry and needed something fast; this dinner fit the bill. It was so easy to put together, yummy, and satisfying. I used Mann's Stringless Sugar Snap peas, which are already cleaned and put in a bag for you.

Salmon with Garlic and Olive Oil

One 1.5 lb salmon fillet
2 TBS olive oil
1 TBS lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced.
salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 400. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; lay salmon down in it, skin side down. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle lemon juice over. Season with garlic, salt and pepper. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Orzo with Parmesan and Basil from
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth (use low-sodium)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Melt butter in heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in orzo and saute until lightly browned.
Stir in chicken stock and bring to boil. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 15 - 20 minutes.
Mix in Parmesan cheese and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to shallow bowl. Garnish with basil sprigs.

Sugar Snap Peas with Basil Butter

8 ounces stringless sugar snap peas
2 TBS butter
2 TBS fresh basil, coarsely chopped
1 tsp lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

Steam peas in a steamer basket over a pan of simmering water for 3-5 minutes, or until just barely tender. Meanwhile, in a medium, microwave-safe serving bowl, melt butter. Add basil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. When peas are done, toss them in butter mixture and serve.


Anonymous said...

What a pretty & delicious looking dinner Dishy!

GrannyLooHoo said...

Your salmon always looks delish, Dishy. The peas look great too! But the question is, did Justy like it? :)

What A Dish! said...

Granny, he loved everything. But after a few bits of the peas he started shaking his head at them! He loved the salmon and orzo though.

Creating Myself said...

I want to try the peas! I love sugar snaps & I love basil & I love butter!