The salmon at Aldi looked good on Monday so I bought a piece. I had planned to smoke it but that involves salting it, rinsing it, salting it, rinsing it, salting it, rinsing it, drying it, leaving it uncovered in the fridge for a few hours and then adding brown sugar and leaving it in the fridge for a few more hours (usually overnight). Yesterday I had planned to start the process and then I thought . . not only is it a lot of work but Thursday I’ll smell like smoke all day so I decided to sear it in hot butter outside . . again so I don’t have a splattery mess to clean up in the kitchen.
I love cooking out on the deck.
This all took less than 5 minutes. I seasoned the salmon, got the butter hot, added the seasoned salmon, flipped it once, added garlic and lemon juice.
Served with leftover coleslaw. That was all super quick and super good and healthy except for a bit of sugar in the slaw dressing and mayo probably isn’t the healthiest but . . it’s healthier than that fish sandwich from Wendy’s that I keep wanting!
When I cook meals like this and like the scallops yesterday, I’m so excited that I can make a meal basically in one pot, that is so good and so quick and I remember back in Kentucky and when we lived in MO the first time that I spent hours and hours in the kitchen. Every now and then I still do but I much prefer quick, easy clean up meals.
That’s my go to skillet now. There’s not much I cook in that skillet that requires more than wiping it out with a paper towel when it’s cooled. Love my cast iron.