What a week…who else is pumped that it’s Friday?
Friday is a popular night for eating out, whether it’s for date night, a special occasion, drinks, or just being too tired from the week to cook.
I actually tend to want to stay in on Friday nights, especially when I’ve had a busy week, but that leaves the options of spending time cooking or ordering take-out.
I try to avoid take-out (or at least keep it to only a few times each month) because I feel like I eat healthier when I’m eating at home, so that’s why I think it’s so important to have some quick, easy dinners in the arsenal for times like this!
This salmon recipe only includes a few ingredients, you only need to use one pan, and it’s ready fairly quickly.
Those are all signs of a great option for a lazy Friday night, in my opinion!
Alright, so let’s get into the recipe.
1. 2 salmon fillets (0.5 lb each)
2. 1 heads of raw broccoli
3. Butter for cooking
4. Basmati rice (or any rice of your choosing) – I use the Uncle Ben’s microwaveable rice
5. 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
6. Salt, pepper, Old Bay or any other seasoning of your choice
Step 1: Season
The first step is deciding what type of salmon you’d like to have, because you can use this cooking method regardless! For this specific recipe, add salt, pepper, and Old Bay to the top side of your fillets.
Step 2: Stove Top
Melt a thin pad of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the garlic, followed by the salmon fillets, skin side up.
Cut up the broccoli and add it to the pan, around and on top of the salmon fillets. Add some salt and pepper to the broccoli if you wish.
Cook for 5-10 minutes on medium heat. When the salmon is ready to flip, you’ll start to see little white bits trickling in from the sides.
If you wish, you can turn the heat up to high for one additional minute before flipping the fillets. This creates a sear on the outside and helps to lock in flavor.
Step 3: In the Oven
Flip your fish over so that the skin side is down. Sprinkle some additional garlic on top if you wish.
Put the skillet directly into the oven and bake at 425˚F for an additional 5-10 minutes.
Step 4: Serve
Serve the fish over rice and drizzle any additional juices from the bottom of the skillet over the top of your meal.
That’s it! It really is that easy to make this Salmon dinner, and the fish and broccoli come out great every time!
If you want, feel free to try this with different veggies and seasonings, or with a favorite sauce.
Hope you enjoy! Be on the lookout for my next post, which will cover the super fun activities I’m doing this weekend! <3 🙂