Tuesday, June 8, 2010


I really don't like Salmon. It's just a little bit too fishy for me. I much prefer mahi, tilapia, grouper...mild white fish = YUM! But I keep hearing about how amazing salmon (and other cold water fishes) are for you because of the omega-3's. My dad is a doctor and last month he went to this nutrition and wellness conference and he said the only thing they talked about all week was how amazing salmon was. He and my mom are now eating salmon like 3 times a week. So I decided I really needed to get over my aversion to it so that we can start eating it a lot too. I set a mid-year's resolution to try and eat salmon 2 times a week (considering before I was barely eating it 2 times a YEAR!)

Now that it's summer and we can grill the salmon outside, I'm even happier. I think part of my dislike was cooking it myself (J does all our grilling) and having it make our house smell fishy. So outside grilling is perfect! Jake does all the work and all the gross fishiness stays outside. I know, I'm weird.

I bought some salmon filets last night and we got to grilling them. I decided that if I'm going to jump headfirst into salmon, I would need some sort of a sauce to put on the salmon to make it a little bit easier to swallow. So I created my new "salmon sauce":

1/2 C Plain Fat Free Greek Yogurt
Juice from 1 lemon
A whole mess of fresh dill (we are growing dill on our deck, so I just cut a big bunch of it)
Garlic Pepper (you can buy garlic pepper in the grocery store and we're obsessed with it - gives a good garlicy flavor and it's sort of spicy! it's delish!)

Mix together and put it in the fridge for about an hour before you eat, to let the flavors meld together. Here's a crappy picture of the sauce after I made it:
And here's my plate of salmon, which we served with wild rice and balsamic roasted brussel sprouts (which got a bit burned in the oven - oops!)
And I enjoyed the salmon!! I ate my whole piece! The sauce definitely helped, but I did like it. So maybe I will be able to do this whole 2 times a week thing.

But I would love to get some new recipes for salmon. We can't grill it out with the same sauce 2 times a week obviously. So if anyone has any good recipes or ways they love to eat salmon, please share! Bonus points if they are easy and not too fishy for this non-salmon eater!


Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Yum!!!! I love salmon and I LOVE creamy dill sauces on salmon. Perfection! :)

MCW said...

Not a fan of salmon either...no red fish for me. But, reading this makes me think I should try to eat more of it!

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...
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The Pink Tutu said...

I grew up not eating seafood at all so I'm proud of your endeavor to eat salmon! The sauce sounds delicious. I still don't eat fish, but I've branched out to shrimp which is a good start for me :)

See you in three days!!!

Anonymous said...

This is the best recipe!!


Lisa said...

So my question is when are we going to hear about what eating too much salmon may do to one? ;-) Hopefully, it's too much of a good thing, is a good thing... because I have been eating fish as often as possible, too.

Kelly said...

if you get to the point where you think you can handle salmon without a glaze or sauce, i highly highly highly recommend sprinkling garlic salt + lemon pepper on it before you grill. that combination of seasonings highlights the flavor of salmon while downplaying the fishy elements. let me know what you think if you try it!

i can't handle catfish or anything muddy or reeking of "SEA CREATURE," so i know where you're coming from, definitely. :)

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