Friday, April 12, 2013

Husband's Favorite Salmon Dish

Today I made my husbands favorite fish recipe and thought I would share.
Let me start out by saying when my husband and I first got married, he did not like fish very much. He only ate Halibut and fish taco's from Wahoo's. To get my husband to eat salmon I started with this recipe. Now he will eat salmon prepared just about any way. I adapted and combined this recipe from an old pampered chef recipe with another I got offline. I have included the basic recipe with some variations I used depending on what's in my pantry. I am one of those people who rarley measure and wing it quite often. Especially with recipes I cook often like this one.

Husband's Favorite Salmon
1/2 Cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 Cup Honey
Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil
Drizzle some oil on the salmon and add some salt & pepper. Then I usually reduce the vinegar by about  half.  I micorwave it for a minute or two usually. Then whisk in the honey, and micorwave it another minute. Keep an eye on it , cause it's a mess if it overflows or over cooks. (If it's too stinky for you then you can avoid heating it up if you want.)
Drizzle 1/3 -1/2 of it on the salmon. Bake or broil the salmon till salmon is cooked and flakes easily with a fork. Then add the rest of the mixture on the salmon. if you have some left over you can add salt, pepper, and olive oil and make a dressing with is as well.
Some variations I have tried and are yummy. Sometimes I use a bbq seasoning or chipotle seasoning or rub on the salmon.  I have added ginger and dried mustard to the cider/honey mixture. I have also added dijon mustard with and with out the ginger. If you don't reduce it you can use a white wine or apple juice too.
I hope that makes sense, because like I said I don't always measure and I mix it up from time to time.
In the picture I have an easy salad as well. I got this recipe from Relish. I won a free membership and am trying it out. This was one of the first recipes I tried from it.
Balsamic Feta and Bacon Salad
4 bacon slices
4 cups mixed baby greens
1/2 red onion , sliced
1 red bell pepper , cored and sliced
1/4 cup prepared balsamic vinaigrette dressing
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Cook the bacon until crisp. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate, let cool, and crumble.
Combine the greens, onion and red pepper in a salad bowl and toss with enough dressing to coat. Top greens with feta, nuts and bacon crumbles and serve.


Happy cooking everyone!


  1. My husband loves salmon! This looks simple enough for me try. Of course, salmon is always quick to cook. That's why I love it. Of course, the one with feta cheese might be up first. Who can resist cheese? Saw it on the Friday Link Party and had to click it.


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  2. This looks great! I love salmon but seem to always do the same lemon-dill routine- Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  3. Hi Jennifer. This looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing at Thriving on Thursdays.

    Anne xx

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  4. Sounds good! Thanks for sharing at Give Me the Goods! Hope you party with us again next week!

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