Easy Weeknight Salmon Dinner – Salmon with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

Salmon with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette, Easy weeknight salmon dinner

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The hubby does enjoy salmon for dinner. There are times that I love spending hours in the kitchen cooking a special meal and then there are other times I just want to make an easy weeknight salmon dinner. The fish dish I gave him last night combined all of his favorite flavors in a very quick meal that came together in 30 minutes. Sometimes these quick and easy meals are just as tasty as the complicated dinners.

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salmon with honey lemon vinaigrette

 

Salmon with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

Serves 2

  • 2 6 oz salmon fillets
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • salt
  • oil if needed for the pan

Roasted Carrots

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  • 2 cups carrot coins
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt

For the Rice

  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 2 cups water 
  • 1 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350°
While the oven is preheating make your rice either on the stove top or in an electric pressure cooker
Make the roasted carrots – mix the carrot coins with the oil and salt and place in a roasting dish in the preheated oven to cook
Let them roast for 10 minutes then start the fish.
Heat a cast iron or other heavy saute pan over medium high heat until hot.

Salmon with Hone Lemon Vinaigrette, Easy weeknight salmon dinner
While the pan is heating mix the honey and salt into the lemon juice until the honey is dissolved.
Add the olive oil and whisk or stir until emulsified
Salt the salmon on both sides
If you need to add some oil to your pan do so – as little as is necessary.
Place the fillets in skin side up. Let the salmon cook for about 2 minutes (or longer depending on thickness of the fillets)
Carefully turn the fillets over

Salmon with Hone Lemon Vinaigrette, Easy weeknight salmon dinner
Drizzle a couple of spoonfuls of the vinaigrette on the salmon fillets – it will smoke so be sure to have your fan on.
Cook for two minutes.
Place in the oven for about 5 minutes to finish cooking.

Salmon with Hone Lemon Vinaigrette, Easy weeknight salmon dinner
Serve on the rice with the rest of the vinaigrette.

How Was the Salmon with Lemon Vinaigrette?

Well, since I don’t eat salmon all I can tell you is that the hubby’s plate was licked clean. So I guess he really liked it! He told me that the vinaigrette was still tart and that really complemented the salmon. The carrots were just cooked through and he poured a bit of the dressing on them as well. As long as he is happy, I am happy. Plus this easy weeknight salmon dinner didn’t take long to make but it was full of flavors that the hubby loves. A real win-win! I will add this to the list of salmon recipes I make for him on a regular basis like Salmon with eggplant pesto which is a big favorite in the summer when the harvest comes in.

This simple lemon vinaigrette would also work very well with other fish like Chilean sea bass or trout. It’s a quick and easy flavor booster to help make a tasty dinner in very short order. You have to like that!

 

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