Saturday, May 5, 2012

May 5, 2012

The kids had off from school on Friday, and then Hannah had an evening soccer game, so publishing the blog fell to the bottom of the priority list.  Here it is, one day late, but as they say, better late then never!!!

This week we only tried one new dinner, but it was a hit!  Both the salmon preparation and the accompanying creamy dill sauce were voted keepers.

I love dill!  This recipe wasn't clear if you needed fresh dill or dried dill. I couldn't bring myself to buy a whole bunch a dill without any additional recipes waiting in the wings for it, so I went with dried from my cupboard.  (If you use fresh, let me know how it is   - it would probably be even better!)  The creamy dill sauce was delicious with the fish, and you might even be able to use it as a dipping sauce with crackers or pretzels. 

This coming week Ryan will be out of town, so I am not sure how many new recipes we'll be trying.  I know the kids have asked for breakfast for dinner (always a big hit), tacos, spaghetti...nothing too fancy, but dinners they all love.  So, we'll see if we try anything this week, and if we do, if any are keepers!

New Recipes
Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce

Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce

Ingredients for Salmon
* 1 salmon fillet (about 2 pounds) 
* 1 teaspoon onion powder 
* 1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings 
* 6 lemon slices 
* 1/4 cup butter, cubed

Ingredients for  Dill Sauce 
* 1/3 cup sour cream 
* 1/3 cup mayonnaise 
* 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion 
* 1 teaspoon lemon juice 
* 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish 
* 3/4 teaspoon dill weed 
* 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt 
* Pepper to taste
1. Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with heavy-duty foil, grease lightly. Place salmon skin side down on foil. Sprinkle with lemon-pepper and onion salt. Top with onion and lemon. Dot with butter. Fold foil around salmon; seal tightly.
2. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Open foil carefully, allowing steam to escape. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for and additional 8-12 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. 
3. Combine the sauce ingredients until smooth. Serve with salmon. 

We used a few individual pieces of salmon instead of one large piece and it worked well.  All the salmon loves in our house enjoyed this salmon and sauce!