Friday, January 27, 2012

Lemon Pepper Salmon

I have to thank Cathy from Cathy's Kitchen Journey for submitting this delicious recipe to the Recipe Swap. Since everyone wants to kick off the new year in a healthy way, it was only fitting that the theme for the Swap was Healthy. We had this for dinner last weekend and both loved it. A lot of the fish recipes I try are lemony or citrus-flavored, so this fit our tastes perfectly. We only had dried thyme, so I used that and thought the flavor was perfect. I completely forgot the lime before serving, but did not miss it. I would love to try it again with halibut.

Funny story - I tried and tried to get Caitlin to taste this salmon because she loves lemons, but she would not (like most dinners). She had just picked out this furry bear hat the day before and wore it for 2 days straight before she was willing to take it off. I tried telling her that little grizzly bears love to eat salmon, but she responded with "No thanks, I only like fish in the water."  :)

Source: Cathy's Kitchen Journey


  • 1 lb fish steak (salmon, swordfish, or halibut) thawed if frozen
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP fresh thyme, or 1/2 tsp dried 
  • 2 tsp olive oil 
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • lime wedges (optional)

Rinse fish and pat dry. In a small bowl, combine ingredients (juice through garlic). Place fish in a zip top bag and add marinade. Turn to coat evenly. Marinate in fridge for 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours.

Drain fish, reserving marinade. In a broiler pan 4 inches from the flame, broil fish for 6-8 minutes on each side, brushing with the reserved marinade halfway through. Discard any remaining marinade. Fish is done when it begins to flake when tested with a fork.

Before serving, squeeze lime juice over the fish.


Moviegirl03 said...

That is a cute story. This salmon looks great, I'm going to put it on our menu for this weekend.

Cathy said...

glad you liked it! It's one of the staples in our house too.

The Home Cook said...

Ha! Too cute. She looks adorable in her bear hat and I love her response about only eating fish from the water. Smartypants. :)

Thanks for being part of the recipe swap!

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