Sunday, November 17, 2019

MONDAY RECIPE POST - SALMON WITH A SWEET POTATO AND A FEW GREENS

Not a recipe really but a very Fall-like meal.  Gregg was away for an overnighter and had left earlier in the day.  I needed milk as I was making chicken and dumplings for his return, a favorite of his and one I shared here last winter and the first time I have made it since then. I decided to pop over to the supermarket to pick up the milk I had forgotten the day before, and came back with a few other additions. The flowers are always a draw for me but I more often than not look, not buy, unless there is something special going on.  However, they had these pretty flowers in a small vase. The mushrooms looked good, and so did the avocados.  I also passed by the fish counter and decided on a filet of salmon for dinner,  and then picked up the milk. 
At home I already had a sweet potato so I scrubbed it and put it in a 450 degree oven for an hour.  20 minutes before it was done I lined a rimmed baking sheet with non-stick foil, placed my salmon in the center.  Next a drizzle of avocado oil, but olive oil can be used also.  I rolled the salmon over a bit to coat both sides and sprinkled a smidgen of salt and pepper on top.  My salmon was cooked on the top shelf and I placed the almost cooked potato underneath on the shelf below.  When the timer went off I put the broiler on for a few minutes just to make the salmon a little more golden.  Plain and simple but delicious and perfect for my taste.  I added a few greens which finished it off nicely.  I know heat may differ with other ovens, and you may have your own favorite way of cooking these things.  This is just a guideline for what works for me.
I'm leaving you with more flowers.  These were also at the supermarket.  I have an "orange you glad it's Fall" theme going on here.  Sorry for the groaner. 

Apologies to the non-seafood people out there.  I know this is the second one in a row.  I was going to make something else but when I saw the salmon, it was in the basket and I was on my way home. 

Thanks for looking and have a great week everyone.



26 comments:

  1. Beautiful flowers! They are more appreciated then ever in this freezing weather. I love salmon, and this recipe looks so healthy.

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    1. Thank you Ginny, glad you enjoyed the look of the salmon and the flowers :)

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  2. Hi Denise, thanks for this lovely post.
    I love how you went out to buy milk and then a few more things found their way into your basket ;D) ... as we all can do!
    Baking the sweet potato whole sounds great, I've never done that - only pieces baked or steamed.
    What pretty flowers! Absolutely a must-have - they're so nice and its fun to treat ourselves now and then. Cheers now xx

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    1. Thank you Sue, very often I go to the store for one or two things and come out with more than I intended :) I rarely cook my sweet potatoes any other way. I didn't have them when I was growing up, and only when I came to the states did I start to enjoy them. Cheers to you too :) xx

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    1. Obrigado, foi muito delicioso! Um abraço e uma boa semana para você também :)

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    1. Me too Natalia, my favorite fish next to Rainbow Trout :)

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  5. Hello, the flowers are beautiful. I love sweet potatoes and salmon. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  6. your photos are so beautiful. you take The Best food shots ever. I love sweet potato and this one looks delish

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  7. Beautiful flowers and delicious looking food :)

    All the best Jan

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    1. They are pretty aren't they? Thanks William :)

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  9. Your trip to the grocery sounds like mine. I always come home with more than my list records. I was just talking to another blogger about salmon and how delicious it is and here you have it on your post. The flowers are lovely and really do brighten up a dining table.

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    1. It always seems to be the way. Salmon is a very popular fish with a lot of people. Thanks Martha Ellen :)

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  10. You're such a good cook. Simple and healthy meal.

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  11. Looks good. And salmon is very healthful.

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  12. I’m so impressed with your food photography as well as your cooking! And you can’t have too many seafood recipes (or suggestions ;) ) for me.... we love fish!

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    1. That's kind of you to say so Sallie :) I have been looking at a lot of food blogs on my recipe searches, and am trying to pick up a few tips from those more experienced.

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