Seared Herb Salmon
GUYS! It’s snowing in Nashville right now like I’ve never seen. I mean, it’s really snowing. Not just a small little dusting where you can still totally see the ground and think “oh, that’s cute, Nashville. Good thing they canceled schools and everyone got their milk and bread”. Nope. REAL snow.
They’re calling for 5-8 inches which might be some kind of record for Nashville.
Is it sad that a large percentage of my posts begin with a chat about the weather?? I’m just one of those people who’s emotional state is largely tied to the weather.
Anyways!! I’ve been obsessively snapchatting my many trips outside to check on the chickens and to let the dogs enjoy the snow (because they are seriously in Great Pyreness heaven right now!). You can follow me @bbritnell on snapchat if you’re into lots of snow and dog videos.
SO, this Salmon. It’s kind of DELICIOUS! Salmon is my go to for when chicken sounds a little too boring but I’m really needing some good protein. PLUS I love how quickly Salmon can be ready.
This is ready in a total time of just 20 minutes which makes me love it even more.
Whenever I’m baking Salmon, I pretty much always throw at least one veggies into the skillet because why not have a complete balanced meal all in one skillet?
I start this salmon with a quick sear on each side (mine was skinless but if you have skin on salmon, just sear the non-skin side). Then a little butter, more herbs and some tomatoes are thrown into the skillet before being put in the oven for about 15 minutes.
AND that’s basically it. Easy, right? You can handle this even on a cold snowy day.
Have a warm weekend, friends!!! I’m going to go stare out the window some more at the huge flakes of snow falling.Print
- 2 medium pieces of salmon
- 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
- Heaping tablespoon of finely chopped fresh herbs. For this I used parsley and rosemary (1/2 tbs of each)
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- salt & pepper
- cooking spray ( I typically use olive oil spray but avocado or canola oil spray also work well)
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Generously spray an oven proof skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
- Spray both sides of the salmon with cooking spray.
- Place the salmon skin side UP and allow the salmon to sear for 2-3 minutes until it gets a nice golden brown.
- Take off of heat and carefully turn the salmon over so that the skin side is DOWN.
- Add the tomatoes to the skillet and sprinkle it all with the chopped herbs. Sprinkle the salmon with a bit of salt and pepper.
- Add in one tablespoon to each side of the skillet. Place in the oven.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the salmon falls apart and pulls away from the skin very easily.