I have to give a presentation tomorrow to the physical therapy department at the rehab facility I am doing my clinical rotation. Instead of preparing for it right now, I’m sitting on my couch, curled up in my heating blanket, eating peanut butter M&M eggs, and blogging. I also have a pan of blondies in the oven, too. They’re to distract my audience tomorrow. Maybe if the blondies are good enough they won’t pay attention to anything I’m saying. Fingers crossed.
Since today is Ash Wednesday and since I’m going to be needing more meat-less meals for Fridays, I thought it would be good to start figuring out how to cook fish. While fish is one of the first things I’m likely to order when eating at a restaurant, I hardly ever cook with it. I guess I’m just never sure what to do with it.
When I went home a few weeks ago, my dad was raving about a new sauce he made up for salmon. I was a little skeptical on how so few ingredients could turn into such a tasty sauce, but I was definitely proven wrong. I couldn’t get enough of the sauce! It’s got a little bit of spice from the Creole seasoning which is cooled down by the tangy yogurt and the dill sauce is perfect for the salmon. When my dad made it he added a couple of tablespoons of mayonnaise to the sauce, but since I didn’t have any on hand I just left it out. It was just as creamy and delicious as it was with the mayo so either way works. Thanks for such a great recipe, Dad!
Okay, okay. Back to
baking more brownies working on my presentation.
Pan-Seared Salmon with Yogurt Dill Sauce
recipe from my dad
4 (6 oz) skinless salmon filets
seasoning salt (I used Lawry’s)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup plain yogurt (I used Greek)
2 tbsp mayo (optional)
1-2 tbsp fresh chopped dill
1/2 tsp Creole seasoning
In small bowl combine yogurt, mayo, dill, and Creole seasoning. Mix well. Set aside.
Season both sides of salmon with seasoning salt to preference. In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Place salmon in skillet and cook for 4 minutes. Flip over and cook 5-7 more minutes, or until golden brown. Salmon is done when it flakes with fork.
Top with yogurt dill sauce. Enjoy!