Wednesday, June 22, 2011

{barbecue salmon}

I am pretty sure the reason
 a pregnant woman is said to gain 3 pounds in the weeks before labor is due to the fact she is so exhausted she only wants to order pizza.
Not cook a healthy dinner.
Particularly not on a Wednesday night.

{read: have had pizza twice in the past two weeks
and Hamburger Helper twice in the past two nights}

Tonight I mustered the energy to make a dinner
with some actual nutritional value...
and it was simple!

{barbecue salmon with sauteed green beans and corn}

Healthy and so yum.  

I had snagged the recipe from an issue of Real Simple 
and had been meaning to try it for weeks months.

You will need:
1 lb of fresh salmon {cut in 2-4 servings, depending on your appetite!}
barbecue sauce {your favorite}
6 oz green beans {cut in 1 1/2 inch pieces)
1 cup frozen corn
4 scallions {thinly sliced, separating the white and green parts}
salt and pepper
1 TB olive oil

 For the veggies:  Heat your oil over medium heat.  Add the white part of scallions and the green beans and sautee for 5-7 minutes.  Add corn and heat an additional 3-4 minutes, adding the green scallion bits at the end.  Season with salt and pepper.

For the salmon: Heat oven to 500 degrees with rack on highest level.  Line a baking dish with tinfoil and set salmon pieces on skin down.  Season with salt and pepper and baste with desired amount of barbecue sauce {don't be stingy.}  Bake for 13-15 minutes.  Use a metal spatula to slide underneath fish to easily remove skin.  Or just buy it skinless buy having your "fish guy" remove it for you.
{tip: very important to be nice to your "fish guy"}

Sprinkle salmon and veggies with basil and serve!

Afterward, pat yourself on the back for avoiding Hamburger Helper 
for a 3rd night in a row...
I know I did.


  1. We made that, too! :-) (Not tonight, but in general.) Super yum!

    Miss you - and keep those legs crossed for a couple more weeks! LOL.


  2. Ha. 3 pounds?! ;) Is that what they say? Whoops! I packed them on at the end! (Seriously, it's all water weight anyways. Don't worry. It will just melt right off.)

  3. Gosh, this looks delicious! I'm going to try this recipe and see how my husband likes it. He love fish, and he loves bbq, so this should make his day. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. We love salon at our house! Can not wait to try this- I've never bbq'd it.

  5. Looks like a healthy and delicious meal. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF link party!


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