Hey everyone, throwing my bread-and-butter dish in - Lemon Pepper Salmon.
Alright, so this one is designed for two people; scale up as necessary. Also, for the mixture on the salmon, I have no fixed ratio of ingredients; it all depends on how you like it.
2 Salmon Fillets, preferably skinless
Spices of choice
Mixed Veggies of choice
Third component of choice
Preheat to broil.
So here's the drill. For the veggies, I like to use a mixture of green and red peppers, carrots, and zucchini. One of each is good for two people, except carrots, you'll want two. Cut them into uniformly-sized pieces, for the peppers, as close to square as you can make them. In a small dish, mix a blend of lemon juice, honey, and butter, total of about 40 mL. Put the chopped veggies into a large enough bowl, pour the honey lemon butter mix in, cover with saran wrap, and shake it up good. Feel free to throw some ground black pepper in and re-shake a few times. Drain excess mixture.
Onto the salmon. Get a baking sheet, cover with foil, spray with non-stick oil if you have the sprayable stuff. In another mixing dish, mix up some lemon juice, soy sauce, and melted butter, in whatever ratio you like. (Optional: Pierce the salmon a few times with a fork.) Apply evenly to salmon fillets with spoon. Top with ground black pepper and seasonings (Basil, rosemary, thyme are all good bets; I went with basil and rosemary.) Flip and repeat.
Once that's set, put some olive oil on the other side of the tray, evenly spaced, not too much. Put the chopped veggies in the tray with the salmon. Mix the veggies around, add pepper if you like, or didn't earlier.
Once the oven is done preheating, put the tray into the oven for seven minutes. At the end of the seven minutes, flip the salmon fillets, and broil for another seven minutes.
For my third component, I've been using pan-fried asparagus. Olive oil in the pan, just before you pull the salmon out and flip the first time. You can cut the asparagus spears into three to five pieces each, 10-15 spears in total. Burner on med-high heat (7-8) to thin the oil, then put the asparagus in. Add salt and/or pepper. Keep stirring, and after three to four minutes, go to med-low or medium heat until second seven-minute bout in the oven is finished.
Possible substitutes for asparagus: Fried rice, mashed potatoes.
The two seven minute cooks is usually ideal, but it will vary from oven to oven. The salmon should flake off easily with a fork when it's ready. All of the mixture volumes are not exact at all; you can mix the stuff however you like. Also, lime juice substitutes well for lemon juice.
Hope you guys enjoy it.
I'm still tinkering with it, but this'll do just nicely, I'll make any adjustments when I come up with them.
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