Thursday, July 28, 2011

coriander-crusted salmon

This fish will rock your face off! It's super simple and has a ton of flavor. Serve on top of chickpea artichoke salad for a satisfying meal. My daughter loves this meal and said it was so good that she didn't even notice the red onions in the salad (she's 9).

coriander-crusted salmon

  • 3 tablespoons ground coriander (if you don't have coriander you can use cumin)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 salmon fillets (1 1/2 lbs total)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Combine the first 3 ingredients in a small bowl, set aside.
  2. Preheat a large saute pan on medium heat for 2-3 minutes. While pan heats up rinse fish with water and pat dry, then coat both sides with coriander mix.
  3. Put oil in pan, then add fish. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side and until fish flakes easily. Serve over chickpea artichoke salad (below).
chickpea artichoke salad

  • 1/2 canned quartered artichokes, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bag of baby arugula leaves (4-5 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup EVOO
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  1. Combine first 4 ingredients.
  2. Whisk last 4 ingredients until blended, add to salad. Toss and enjoy!

Easy Lemon Cookies

This has got to be the easiest lemon cookie recipe ever! They were chewy on the inside and just a little crisp on the outside. The glaze on top was perfect. These guys were gobbled up in no time.

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies
Duncan Hines recipe


  • 1 package of Lemon Cake Mix (any brand will do)
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Lemon Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (I used less, we like our glaze more tart)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
Mix cake mix, oil, eggs, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice together. Dough will be stiff.
Drop on ungreased cookie sheet 1" apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or just until edges are slightly brown. While the cookies bake, make the glaze. Mix powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon lemon zest together. When cookies come out of oven, let them cool 1 minute then drizzle with glaze and enjoy!