Thursday, October 21, 2010

HELLO! Pan-Seared Salmon & Roasted Broccoli with Smashed Garlic

Ok, I started to set this up a few weeks ago but got cold feet?? Why? No idea. I just want to make it clear that this isn't a "food blog".. I'm not coming up with amazing recipes out of thin air & taking amazing pictures of them with my $2000 camera. lol. I'm just trying out a ton of recipes and posting them for my friends who might want new recipes that have been approved by my household! :D

ANYWAY! Last night I made pan-seared salmon & roasted broccoli with smashed garlic!

I got the recipe for the salmon from :]

The full recipe is at the bottom of the page but this is how I made it.. just a few small changes & I'm not gonna lie.. I cheated and used frozen salmon.. whateverrr:

--Salmon Fillets [however many you want duh]
--Reduced Sodium Dale's Steak Seasoning [the first time I made this, I didn't have Dale's so I googled the ingredients & made it myself! It was just as good!
--McCormick's Grill Mates Steak Seasoning.. it should be in every house.
--olive oil
--butter or margarine

Marinate salmon filets skin side up in Dale's Seasoning for 30 minutes. The fillets were almost completely submerged when I made it.. oops.. oh well.
After marinating for 30 min, remove & season fillets with McCormick's seasoning.
Heat a large skillet over high heat & add 2 tbsp each of olive oil & butter.
Once butter melts, drop heat to medium high.
Add fillets skin side down & cook for about 5 minutes until skin is browned.
Drop heat to medium, or just above.
Flip fillets over & cook for 4 minutes.
Remove skin while the other side is cooking. I use two forks to do it because I'm spastic as hell.
Season skin side with McCormick's seasoning.
Flip fillets and cook for another 1-2 minutes or until done.

Next recipe!!!

Roasted Broccoli with Smashed Garlic from

We are OBSESSED with this broccoli!!! It's soooo delicious.

I stick pretty close to this recipe. I usually fill up one 9x13 baking dish with broccoli & I make a bigger batch of the garlic / olive oil / salt / pepper mixture to put all over it. Sometimes I add some pre-minced garlic in with the smashed garlic. I definitely use fresh garlic though because.. MMMMMMMMMMMMM :D

Let me know if any of yall make either of these & what yall think!