This and that: April #SurpriseRecipeSwap - Seared Lemon Pepper Salmon

Saturday, April 20, 2013

April #SurpriseRecipeSwap - Seared Lemon Pepper Salmon

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Looking outside and seeing all the snow and the blizzard that we are having, I can't believe that  April is here and just about over.  With that it is time for our Surprise Recipe Swap.  This is my second month doing this and it is so much fun.  Surprise Recipe Swap was started by Jutta from Hungry Little Girl.  At the beginning of the month we are give a blog to go and research and find a recipe that we would like to make.  Then on the 20th we reveal the recipe.
This month the blog that I received was Jessica's over at Simple, Clean and Homemade.  I was familiar with her blog as she has linked up some of her recipes to our Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party.  After reading her blog I found out that we started blogging around the same time.  She has so many wonderful recipes that I want to try.  One in particular is her Spice Lamb Flatbread and I would have used this one in the Recipe Swap but right now I am off eating grains and the flatbread is party of the recipe that I don't want to change. So I have filed that away for another time.
The recipe that I did pick was her Seared Lemon Pepper Salmon.  I picked this one as we eat a lot of fish and also salmon, although the salmon that we eat is usually smoked.  I have tried to bake and bbq salmon but it always seems to come out dry.  This recipe looked so good and I have to tell you it was.

Seared Lemon Pepper Salmon

slightly adapted from Simple Clean and Homemade



1 lb salmon, cut into four pieces
lemon pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
3 cloves of garlic minced
2 tbsp fresh thyme
juice of one lemon

Liberally add lemon pepper to the top of each salmon piece.  Heat your skillet on a medium-high heat.  Drizzle a small amount of oil on the pan.  Place the salmon flesh down onto the skillet and cook without moving for a few minutes until a crust forms.  Flip and add remaining ingredients.  I mixed the oil, butter, garlic, thyme and lemon and poured over salmon.  Turn heat down and cook until you reach desired temperature.  Spoon sauce over salmon while cooking.


We ate ours with roasted vegetables and grilled pineapple wedges.  This salmon was the best salmon I have ever tasted.  It was moist and the flavour was wonderful... buttery and lemon.  I used thyme instead of cilantro as I am not a very big cilantro fan and also because I had some fresh thyme that needed to be used up. 
I did make a pound of salmon so that we would have some left overs but it was so good that every little morsel was gone when we left the dinner table.  We had this for our Anniversary Dinner and it was lip smacking good.
Thanks Jessica ~ Simple, Clean and Homemade for a wonderful recipe.
I am no longer nervous to make salmon anymore.

HungryLittleGirl

Ϡ₡✻   Marlys

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18 comments :

  1. Your salmon looks great! I don't really like grilled salmon or baked salmon either. There is something about searing it that gives it a better taste and texture. I am so happy that you enjoyed it. I like to eat it with a ton of pineapple salsa in the summer.

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    1. Thanks Jessica... I am going to try something similar with whitefish tonight.

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  2. Oh I love the herb and spices combo! I especially love the pineapple slices on the side!

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    1. thanks Jutta... this recipe was excellant

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  3. This looks delicious, Marlys! I am a huge salmon lover!

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  4. I love salmon. So I pinned this. Always looking for new things to try with it. Love the grilled pineapple too. :)

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    1. Thanks Dawn, I hope that you like this recipe.

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  5. Hi Marlys,
    My husband loves salmon and I never know how to cook it. I like it, sometimes...depends on how it is cooked. This sounds really good, I think I might give it a try :) I've been away from blogging for a little while, took a nice family vacation to see my kids in Colorado and Arizona. It's nice to be back.
    Dawn

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    1. Thanks Dawn, I hope you enjoy it if you make it. Always fun to be on vacation but good to be home. I am sure you enjoyed your time with your kids.

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    2. You are so right...sometimes I think you need a vacation, after being on a vacation...if you know what I mean, hehehe! I hope to post some pictures this week! I love your blog!
      Dawn

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    3. I do know what you mean. Will be looking forward to seeing your pictures.

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  6. Hi Marlys, your salmon look absolutely delicious. I love grill pineapple, nice pairing with any meat or fish dishes.

    Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Amelia. This is now my favorite salmon recipe and I love grilled pineapple too.

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  7. OMG my family LOVES salmon and this recipe looks super yummo! This recipe is going on pintrest and on my menu board!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it Marilyn and thanks for pinning.

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  8. This looks super good - I am always looking for a new way to try salmon. Thank you for sharing this at the top blogger show case for April 2012.

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