Broiled Salmon over Steamed Vegetables

We love Salmon, and if you love Salmon too then we’ll get along pret-ty well! We still will if you don’t though but we can’t promise we won’t try to convince you to try it our way a few times.  Really, whats not to like? Its packed with nutrition and savory yummness.

And we’ve sure worked hard to perfect this one too, keeping it simple and adding subtle flavors to a great fish.

Here’s hat you’ll need for 2 servings and as always , if you need more, adjust accordingly:

  • 2 good portions of Salmon Steaks
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon of Dried Dill
  • 2-3 tablespoons Olive Oil depending on the size of your lemon – the Olive Oil should not overpower the Lemon
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Cayenne Pepper – Use Paprika if you prefer
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Garlic Powder
  • Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper to taste
  • Optional: Dash of Lemon Salt (Citric Acid Granules)
  • 1 package of prepared steamable or microwavable Frozen Vegetables of your choice. Make sure its Gluten Free if you are sensitive or intolerant.

 

Heat up your broiler and rather than using the broiler pan, cover a heat resistant cookie sheet with foil and place a rack on top of the foil instead. Why? Well, much less time doing dishes of course. You just rip the foil off and throw it away – saves water too. But an even better reason is that when the fat and juices drip onto the foil, you can easily spoon those yummy juices (not the fat) and pour over your fish. There are great pans that come ready with a rack on the market today, here is one we found on Amazon and it’s review on Our Kitchen Essentials.

In a small mixing bowl combine the Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Dried Dill, Cayenne, Garlic Powder, Salt(s) and Pepper to taste. Mix well and spoon generously over one side of your fish, start with the side that will be served facing down. If your Salmon has skin on, that will be the side facing up when serving, and so you should start broiling the other side first.

We prefer our Salmon rare, but some like it well done – and the plot thickens, hee hee. But here’s what you can do: After spooning the Citrus Herb Mix over the fish, broil the well done portion first for about 2 minutes, then add the other and flip both portions over after 1 to 1.5 minutes. Spoon more of the Citrus Herb Mixture on this side as well and broil for an additional 2 minutes then remove both.

You should have enough of the Citrus Herb Mix left to spoon more over the fish. Serve over steamed vegetables of your choice, there are many healthy and nutritious combinations you won’t get tired of this one any time soon. Finish it with a good sprinkle of Fresh Ground Pepper and enjoy!

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