Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Cheesy Baked Salmon + Weekly Dinner Menu.

I will admit, salmon is not my favorite type of fish to eat. I am more of a white, mild fish eater. But Cameron likes it, and since marriage is all about compromise, I make it every now and then. I used this recipe last night and it's definitely been my favorite way to cook salmon so far! Can't really go wrong with anything covered in cheese though, right?

Cheesy Baked Salmon
Recipe and photo found here.
2 lb salmon fillet
1 large onion, thinly sliced (I didn't use)
salt, ground black pepper, to taste
¼-1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
½-1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1-2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, finely shredded
⅓-1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, finely shredded
For two pieces of salmon, I cut the sauce recipe in half.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Place the salmon fillet on the prepared baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Layer the thinly sliced onion on top of the fish, so it covers the surface of the fish completely.
In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard and garlic. The mixture should be thin enough to easily spread over the onions. Cover the surface of the onions with the creamy mayo mixture and spread it out evenly. Top with the finely grated cheese.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, then broil for 2-5 minutes, until the cheese is golden brown.
Here's what I'll be cooking up for dinner this week..
WednesdayParmesan panko pork chops with
tomato/cucumber/feta salad
Thursday - Dinner at Crust.
Friday - Megan working until 10pm, out for Cole's bday
Saturday -
Dinner downtown? Will Hoge concert?
Sunday - Megan helping with a wedding.

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  1. Holy moly, that looks SO good. I really need to start cooking salmon. I dunno what's holding me back bc I love it. I've just never made it myself and I think that part scares me haha

  2. that sounds delicious! I love salmon!

  3. This looks so delicious! I agree about salmon being somewhat too "fishy" to eat at times. I always think the salmon at Whole Foods isn't too "fishy" is a definite upgrade from the salmon selection at other grocery stores!

  4. I love seeing people's dinner menus, gives me real ideas! The salmon recipe looks like one I'll try:)

  5. I gotta skip the salmon but props for compromising! Ya'lls food week looks fantastic. LOVE Crust.

  6. I've made that before and it's super tasty! I actually use that "cheese topping" on chicken and cod!

  7. This looks delicious! I am a sucker for anything with cheese - but it's hard to find good salmon here - I will have to try it with Cod, like Amy suggests!


  8. I'm not a huge fan of salmon either, but I think I'd enjoy that recipe!

  9. This looks amazing!! I love salmon and cheese but have never had the 2 together! I'll definitely be making this very soon!!

  10. Sounds good, will have to try this!

  11. This looks amazing! I'm always looking for new ways to cook salmon :) can't wait to try it out

  12. I've been dying to try Crust! And Zia for that matter.. Do y'all go there often?

  13. I love salmon, but never thought of adding cheese to it! Great way to mix it up...cheese can make everything better, ha!