Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Honey Lemon Salmon With Roast Vegetables

Like Giz said...I also went to a Sugar Bush (aka: cabane à sucre) this weekend and I have a post about it. But...it's not ready.

Instead, I've been busy with wedding stuff. Invitations are about halfway done. We picked up some pretty basic invitations from Michael's and I'm making them from home. I figure it'll cost around $60-70 in total for invitations (not including stamps) and I'm quite content with the way they look.

We got our rings a couple of weeks ago. I'm still getting used to wearing a ring (I have never been a ring-wearer). The other morning I woke up with numb hands, believing that the ring was cutting off my circulation. After reaching a higher level of consciousness, I realized that it wasn't the ring. Just my nightly habit of sleeping with my hands above my head, resulting in a lack of circulation going to my hands.

Next up is to secure our "giveaways" plan (details to follow in another post) and figure out flowers. On-going is "Operation: Look good in this dress" (the rightmost one in peach - mine will be off-white).

I'm also trying to knit a shawl for the wedding using this wool:

and this pattern:

It might be the death of me though...I seem to lack the required focus and patience to knit Victorian Lace-style shawls.

In the meantime, I'm still trying to keep meals interesting. This recipe comes from Dragon's Kitchen.

Honey Lemon Salmon With Roast Vegetables

2 salmon fillets
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 red pepper, chopped into one inch pieces
1 yellow pepper, chopped into one inch pieces
1 small zucchini, chopped into medium size chunks
1 teaspoon thyme leaves
1 tablespoon of olive oil
juice of 1/2 lemon
3 cups baby spinach
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with some foil.

2. Season the salmon with salt and pepper on both sides.

3. Combine lemon zest, honey, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper.

Reserve 2 tablespoons of dressing and set aside. Marinate the salmon in the dressing for 10 minutes.

4. Combine the red pepper, yellow pepper, zucchini, olive oil, thyme leaves and lemon juice. Season the vegetables with some salt and pepper. Place salmon on the baking sheet and surround it with vegetables. Drizzle a little of the marinade over the salmon. Place the baking sheet in the oven and roast for 12 minutes.

This is Dragon's suggested last step. Instead, I paired the salmon with a cubed sweet potato-red potato mix (leftovers to eat up).
5. Toss the baby spinach with the reserved dressing and divide it equally between two places. Place the roast salmon on top of the spinach and spoon vegetables on top.

The product was very good, although I would probably cook the vegetables longer next time.

This recipe is being sent to Bookmarked Recipes, which is being hosted by Cristie at Edible Antics - Having Fun with Food.

Would you believe that Bookmarked Recipes is currently in its 46th week?!? I'm very excited to be hosting the roundup in a couple of weeks! Bookmarked Recipes is a roundup that features recipe from a book/magazine/blog/website/tv show. That pretty much covers most of my recipes. StumbleUpon


Ivy said...

Ha, ha, I am also hosting on the 6th of April. The salmon recipe sound great.

Dewi said...

What a beautiful ring, and love the choice of your dress too.

Honey lemon salmon sounds really sweet.

Hopie said...

My goodness, you're pretty busy yourself lately and still making yummy food. I'm impressed. Your ring is tasteful and gorgeous! Good luck with the Victorian lace scarf. That sure takes patience!

Julia said...

These wedding plans sound so exciting! And the salmon looks good too! :)

Lori said...

I havwe faith in you. Looking forward to seeing the pretty shawl.

Anonymous said...

I love salmon and veggies and this looks absolutely mouth watering! :)

What's Cookin Chicago said...

Mmm - salmon dishes are one of my faves because I love how it tastes! Looks delicious!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

So much to plan in a wedding, but I'm sure it will be a day to remember in many ways. In the meantime the salmon is delicious; so perfect for this time of year.

Anonymous said...

I would lack the skills to knit anything!

The food looks wicked good! Honey and salmon sound perfect together.

grace said...

don't blame the ring! (it's stunning, by the way.)
great fishy too--honey makes it appealing even to me!

Anonymous said...

Awesome ring, awesome dress and a great sounding recipe! The trifecta!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful ring and dress. With all your cooking skills, it should be no surprise that you have crafting skills too! The salmon looks delicious, and good luck with all the planning.

Melissa said...

LOVE the dress. I can't believe how much you have going on.

My best friend made her invitations from a crafts store as well and they were beautiful! I'm sure yours will be too. :)

Ben said...

And that's why I am never getting married, too much work and I don't even like parties. LOL. You are doing a great job and I am sure your wedding is going to be a great success. :) Nice looking salmon too!

Nic said...

That ring is a beauty! The salmon is looking pretty good too!

Anonymous said...

Not used to wearing rings? I'm on the sappy side and haven't removed my wedding ring ever. Gorgeous wool and a beautiful patter for your shawl. The roasted veg aren't looking too shabby, either. But I'm a sucker for roasted veg.

kat said...

Oh my you sound like me. We made our own invitations from paper from Paper Source, I liked that they were personal. I also knit a shawl to go with my dress, I did a clapotis, just a warning get it done early unlike me rushing around at the last minute to finish ;)

Anonymous said...

Your salmon and roasted vegetable dish looks absolutely delicious. Thanks so much for entering it in the Bookmarked Recipes round-up.

Dragon said...
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Dragon said...

I'm glad you like the recipe and I love your serving suggestions. I'm honoured that you tried. Well done!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Thats a beautiful ring. Classic round diamond. How exciting for you!

Jaime said...

congrats on your engagement - my brother used invites from michael's too and i was quite impressed w/how good they look

viagra online said...

What a beautiful ring, and s a recipe incredible contrasts in the ingredients and flavor that is ... yummy ... my family loved it!

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