Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tasty Tuesday

So I really like to cook though I do not do it as much as I could. I don't think I will have the best instructions for someone who is anal needs every detail this time but it should be easy to follow. I decided today I would share with you one of The Mom's favorite things for me to cook.

Lemon Butter Tarragon Salmon sided with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Steamed Green Beans

First I peel and chop the sweet potatoes in to 2 inch chunks, put them in a steamer pot and steam for about 20 minutes or until soft. After they are steamed I place them in a bowl and add butter, spoonful of apricot preserves, and a splash of almond milk. Mash well.

I use fresh green beans when I can so I used the pot to steam them after the sweet potatoes were done. About 20 minutes as well or until soft.

I also decided this go round to use fresh everything so my tarragon and lemon are fresh. I have used bottled juice and dried tarragon before and it works just fine. I was making two filets so I melted about half a stick of butter, squeezed the lemon juice in and added finely chopped tarragon, stirring it all together with a spoon.

I always line my baking pan with aluminum foil because it makes life so much easier and I drizzle olive oil on top of the aluminum foil and rub it around so the salmon does not stick.
I have a basting brush which I use to smother coat the salmon with the tarragon lemon butter sauce. I bake it for 15 - 20 minutes at 375 degrees or until the fish is flaky. I use a fork to test and by lightly scratching at it, the fish should flake off easily when done.

Add a salad and some water or sweet tea and voila! you have got a super yummy and not bad for you meal!

Until Next Time....


Anonymous said...

as you said, my favorite meal--so why wasn't i invited to share it--hum?

Gina Gao said...

The food looks delicious! I really like this blog.


Megan said...

This looks delicious! So smart to use foil...much easier clean up!!

Melodie said...

Hello! My parents gave me the name of Melodie, and often people spell it as Melody. I suppose you've had that happen to you often as well.

All the best with the baby!