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!


  1. i absolutely LOVE you letting me share in your new food adventures. keep cooking for me until you move! i'm def gonna miss it. This meal was to die for. DEEEEELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!

  2. totally going to make the broccoli but I don't like salmon sooo... NEXT RECIPE PLEAAAASE! haha loveyouu

  3. yummy! I am baking some salmon and couscous right now :)