Monday, May 9, 2011

A wonderful Dinner

Last night I faced my fear of cooking something a little unfamiliar and I just went for it! I cooked salmon with green beans, lemon peel, capers and olive oil in parchment paper. It was surprisingly super easy! The recipe is as follows (this makes enough for two people):
2 salmon fillets
1/2 lb. green beans washed and trimmed
2 teaspoons capers drained and rinsed
4 wide strips of lemon peel OR about 5-6 small pieces lemon peel
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

All you need to do is preheat the oven to 400 and lay out two pieces of parchment paper (about 16 inch pieces). Place the fish in the center of the parchment paper and then top it with the remainder of the ingredients, putting two strips lemon peel on each piece. You can fold the paper in any which way but I took the two sides and met them together at the top then folded them down to the fish. I tucked the sides underneath the fish and placed it on a cookie sheet. The fish I used was pretty thick, so I cooked it for 20 minutes and it was perfect! Greg bought some Israeli couscous with baby garbanzo beans, quinoa, and orzo to eat on the side. It was pretty good, but I recommend regular couscous; just my preference!

I cannot figure out how to rotate this picture! It is saved facing the right way, but will not paste on here correctly. Anywho, this is the fish before the oven.
Clearly this one won't paste correctly either. This is the cooked meal. D-lish!

1 comment:

  1. I'm definitely going to make that recipe...looks so yummy/healthy! LOVE the new background! xoxo