On Saturday, after receiving a wake up call at 7:15 from the Sears delivery guys (much appreciated on a morning where the boys actually slept in! Ugh.), our new patio furniture was delivered a couple hours later. Josh and the boys spent the rest of the morning getting the table and chairs put together.
Unfortunately, the rain kept us from enjoying our dinner there again on Sunday evening, which meant it also ruined my plans for grilling blackened salmon. It ended up being a good thing, as we discovered a tasty new recipe for salmon instead! Josh went to his go-to cooking girl, Rachael Ray, and found this recipe to try. She did not disappoint! Josh declined my offer to let him post about this one, but I didn't want to keep this gem all to ourselves, so here you go...
Stovetop Glazed Salmon
- 1 lime, juiced
- 3 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp chili powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- 4 salmon filets, skins removed (we used 2 large, 1/2-pound filets)
Combine the lime juice, honey, chili powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk/stir until combined. Heat a non-stick skillet to medium-low to medium heat, drizzle in the EVOO and swirl it around to coat the pan well. Brush the sauce over one side of the salmon filets and put the coated side down into the oil. Next, spoon the sauce onto the other side. Cook about 5 minutes a side, or until cooked through, spooning or brushing generously with the sauce to make a nice glaze. Salmon should be nicely seared and juicy.
This dish was excellent served on a bed of brown rice with roasted asparagus on the side! The only change we will make in the future is to add a bit more chili powder to the glaze. It had great flavor, but we love spicy food, and think a little extra kick will pair well with the sweetness of the honey. We both agreed that we like this even more than the blackened salmon on the grill (which is one of my favorite things to eat, so that says a lot about this dish)!
Sadly, I think we may only get one more chance to eat at the new table this week with all of the rain in the forecast. Thankfully, we still have the entire summer ahead of us!