Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Aaaannnndd we're back...

...with salmon, no less. I'm a mom, no other explanation needed for my
long absence.

We eat a lot of salmon around these parts. It has become our go-to meal. Because it's fish it defrosts super fast, it cooks super fast and it's super good for you. Oh, and it is super versatile.
I forget why we even eat other things....

Let's break it down. Salmon is high in protein, omega-3s, and Vitamin D (winter food anyone?). Also, because salmon is so popular, its harvesting is a bit of a sensitive subject for the planet. Farming salmon causes a great deal of underwater deforestation which endangers other species of fish. This is the very reason that buying wild-caught salmon is the best way to go. Believe it or not super Targets carry wild-caught salmon for a good price. Go get it now.

Ok, so you have your earth-friendly-good-for-you salmon, now what?

Wicked Easy Salmon
Serves 3

3 fillets of salmon
salt and pepper to taste
Pam Oil spray

1. Spray non-stick pan with Pam. Place salmon in pan then salt and pepper to taste. Place a lid on the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Turn salmon over and continue cooking salmon with cover on pan for another 5 minutes.

Ok you've found me out. This isn't a recipe so much as a technique but it's a good one to have in your back pocket when you're in a pinch. Add any sauce whatsoever to this fish and you've got a fancy meal.