Salmon with a Couple of Sides

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Salmon with a Couple of Sides:

After taking an extensive poll (me, myself and I), I’ve discovered that salmon is everyone’s favorite fish. So today, we’re going to learn how to make the perfect salmon (or as perfect as your skills will allow you to make it). Also, we’re going to make some side dishes that will compliment your salmon masterpiece.

What You Will Need:

  • 1 piece of salmon (With Skin) no more than an inch thick piece
  • 1/2 red onion
  • olive oil
  • 1 small potato (any kind will do)
  • 2 vegetables (any kind will do)
  • Honey
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • Your favorite salt based seasoning
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 1 Lemon


Step 1 – Let’s make some fries: Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees.  Take a potato and cut it vertically (from top to bottom) into about 4 large pieces, then lay each piece out and cut them into 4 equal pieces (don’t worry about perfection). Now take a decent size baking pan and coat the bottom with a little olive oil (Just enough to make sure they doesn’t stick). Spread the fries out evenly on the pan and sprinkle some seasoning salt on them. Add a little Cayenne pepper if you like for a little kick. Place the fries in the oven. Leave them in the oven for 25 mins (or until you smell smoke Lol, JK, but seriously if you smell smoke, take them out.)

Step 2 – Let’s make some veggies: This is going to be the easiest part; let’s start off with a large pot of water. Place it on the stove and let it boil. Next add a little salt to the water and then put your veggies in the pot. In this case, we cooked corn and string beans together. This approach works with almost every veggie. Just place it in the water and let it cook. Remember the smaller the pieces, the faster they cook.  Cooking time: approximately 5 to 7 minutes.

Step 3 – Season your salmon: Open the package of salmon and sprinkle on the salt based seasoning, just enough for a little dusting. Second, sprinkle on the cayenne pepper, again just a little to add some heat. Take a fork and poke holes in the salmon.  Then squeeze half a lemon on the salmon. Now add a couple of good shakes of soy sauce. Last step, add the honey, drizzling it back and forth over the salmon so it has a nice coating.

Step 4 –  Time to cook the salmon: Take out the fries, swish them around and turned them over so that they don’t stick and both sides get cooked. Don’t be afraid to taste one and see if it needs a little more seasoning. Take a salmon size piece of aluminum foil and coat the bottom with a little olive oil. Place the salmon on the foil and put it in the same cooking pan as the fries. It’s ok to move the fries closer together to make room for the salmon. Place the baking pan back into oven and turn the heat down to 400 degrees.  Cook for 20 minutes.

Step 5 –  Time to prep the meal: Let’s get the veggies first – pour out the water, using a strainer, and place them on your plate. Next, take out the pan with the fries and fish. Taste a little corner of the salmon to see if it is cooked enough for you. If not, place it in the oven for another 5 mins. Don’t worry about the fries, a couple of more minutes won’t hurt anything. Once it is cooked to your perfection, place the fish neatly on the plate. Take a little more lemon juice and sprinkle it on the salmon et Voila,  your meal is done.