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Cilantro and Lemon Salmon

Looks like this week will be all about food (fine by me) because I have another recipe to share tomorrow. I’ve mentioned it on her before but I hardly ever follow a recipe to a T. The only time I will follow one is if I’m making something where dough will have to rise. 

Moving on, I found a recipe online for Cilantro and Lime Salmon. I had everything but the lime. But I had plenty of lemons so my recipe became Cilantro and Lemon Salmon. 
2 Tablespoons of oil (I used grape seed)
Juice from one lemon (or lime)
Handful (or two) of cilantro 
1 garlic clove (or if you are like me you can buy the jar of garlic that is already chopped)
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 400. Place your salmon on a baking dish lined with aluminum foil. Lightly salt and pepper the salmon (or to your preference). Blend the cilantro, oil, lemon juice, and garlic in a food processor or blender until you get a nice paste then pour it all over the salmon. Bake for 15-20 minutes. 
I paired the salmon with quinoa and asparagus (I cooked the asparagus at 400 for about 15 minutes. I like the crunchy/crispy in between with my asparagus). 

Needless to say it was a hit with everyone. I may make a larger portion of the paste. It would be great on other meats or in pasta. 

Living in Columbia, South Carolina and using this blog as my space to share a little insight into my life in what I'm making on the sewing machine, knitting needles, crochet hooks, in the kitchen, and elsewhere.

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