Reader’s Recipe: Salmon Edition

Time for a new Reader’s Recipe! Hoooooray! 😀

The lovely Michelle of Life with a Crazy Pup submitted a yummy lemon rosemary salmon recipe when I first called for Reader’s Recipes.

Since I had some fresh rosemary leftover from Kelly‘s rosemary chicken and zucchini recipe, I figured I’d give her recipe a shot tonight!

I first took two frozen salmon filets out of the freezer to thaw while Ryan and I took Sadie on a 2.5 mile walk and hit up the grocery store to buy our food for the week.

Thawing Fish

When we returned home, the salmon was ready for cookin’.

I rubbed the salmon with a mixture of olive oil, salt, pepper and minced rosemary before adding lemon slices, lemon juice and white wine (I nixed the capers that the recipe called for because I am not a fan).

Ryan minced the rosemary like a pro.

Ryan + Rosemary

Ready for Cookin'

Ready for Cookin'

After wrapping the fish up in foil packets, I baked it at 400 degrees for 15 minutes while also roasting veggies to enjoy with the salmon.

How easy is this recipe!? I really like uncomplicated recipes that call for minimal ingredients that I have on hand. They make me smile!

Lemon Rosemary Salmon

My Plate

This dinner turned out wonderfully and I owe a big thank you to Michelle!

Dessert

For dessert Ryan and I split a white chocolate Kit Kat bar that I sneakily stuck on the belt at the grocery store.

White Chocolate Kit Kat

This dessert got me thinkin’… How good would a chocolate and peanut butter Kit Kat be!? Get on that, Hershey… or Nestlé… or whoever it is that makes Kit Kats. 😉

Submit a Recipe

If you have a Reader’s Recipe you’d like to submit, feel free to comment on this post with a recommendation. I’ll be making another one next week!

Tonight’s Recipe

Salmon with Lemon, Capers, and Rosemary

(Submitted by Michelle, Altered from Giadia De Laurentiis, Everyday Italian)

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
  • 8 lemon slices (about 2 lemons)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine or white wine
  • 4 teaspoons capers
  • 4 pieces of aluminum foil

Directions

Place each piece of seasoned salmon on a piece of foil large enough to fold over and seal.

Mix together olive oil, salt, pepper, and minced rosemary.

Brush top and bottom of salmon fillets with olive oil mixture.

Top the each piece of salmon with 2 lemon slices, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of wine, and 1 teaspoon of capers.

Wrap up salmon tightly in the foil packets.

Bake at 400 for 15 minutes. Check and make sure salmon is cooked all the way through.

Cooking Option: Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Place the foil packets on the hot grill and cook for 10 minutes for a 1-inch thick piece of salmon. Serve in the foil packets.

Kitty Chow

I think people who hate canned tuna really hate canned tuna. It’s not generally something they’re on the fence about.

Personally, I love canned tuna and would eat a tuna salad sandwich for lunch regularly in high school. My best friend Michaela always said I was eating “kitty chow.” 🙂

Cats ❤ Tuna

Sure it’s staaanky, but I think it’s delicious!

Are you a canned tuna lover or hater?

Clearly I’m a canned tuna love-ah!

Lunch

Surprise, surprise!

My lunch today was a tuna salad wrap.

Canned Tuna

My tuna salad contained one can of tuna, light Miracle Whip, mustard, relish and sweet corn.

Tuna Salad

After wrapping the tuna salad in a whole wheat wrap, I dug in!

Carrot sticks were served on the side.

Carrot Sticks

Save the Dates

Remember waaay back when I asked you guys about the proper amount of time to wait before sending out save the date cards?

Well, I still haven’t even started making ours, but my goal is to send them out six months in advance, so I still have a little bit of time to get my act together.

I love being crafty, so I think Ryan and I may be sending out DIY save the dates with a bit of a personal touch. I’m not sure if making our own save the dates will be too overwhelming, so we’ll see!

If you are married, what were your save the dates like?

(Note: Please do not share your save the date idea if you don’t want me to steal it. 😉 )

Extra Credit

As Ryan and I were walking to the gym this morning at 5:40 a.m. (which was really like 4:40 a.m.), I said that I think that anyone who goes to the gym the morning after the time changes deserves extra credit.

Ryan said he’d give me a gold star. 🙂 So, for those of you who got your booties out of bed and to the gym this morning, here you go:

For You!

See, wasn’t it totally worth it? 😉

Workout

When I got to the gym, I was really in the mood for BodyPump since it was early and I didn’t feel like putting myself through a quality workout. Unfortunately the instructor overslept, so the class never happened. 😦

Luckily, after joking around with other gym-goers, I felt much more awake and managed to get a decent workout.

Today I did 25 minutes of light cardio on the elliptical before completing a total-body weights routine that looked like this:

(3 sets of 15 reps of each)

  • Leg extensions
  • Leg press
  • Deadlifts
  • Hamstring curls on exercise ball
  • Shoulder raises
  • Bicep curls
  • Tricep dips
  • Abs

I hauled my booty home to take Sadie on a 20 minute walk before showering and heading off to my orthodontist’s office for an early morning Invisalign appointment.

Reppin' College Park Orthodontics Promo Mug!

I technically only have three aligners remaining. I wear each Invisalign aligner for two weeks, but we’re extending my time with my current aligner to make sure my teeth aren’t pushed too quickly. Slow and steady wins the race (Just ask the tortoise)!

Breakfast

Breakfast today was a blended success!

I used my immersion blender to blend 1/4 cup of cottage cheese and 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin with a little bit of  sweetener, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon to make a pumpkiny dip for a toasted waffle.

Cottage Cheese, Pumpkin, Spices

Blllllended

Toasted Waffle for Dippin'

The combination was yum-may!

Action Shot

Even though I look like death in the following pictures, I wanted to share some action photos with you from Saturday’s 10k race that a friend took!

Intense, Huh?

Sadie can’t be the only one with action photos on this blog!

Annnnd if you’re like me and severely neglect blogs over the weekend, here are some weekend highlights for ya: