Monthly Archives: February 2019

Easy salmon dinner


We tend to get in a little routine with our dinners and make the same thing over and over until we get sick of it. So, I thought I would try to change things up a little and try something new.

We normally eat pan fried salmon, but I came across a package of puff pastry in the freezer, and thought that might be good way to change it up. So I let the puff pastry and salmon thaw for a couple hours.

So I pulled some salmon out of the freezer…Then I fried up some onions…Then I added some spinach to the pan, added a bit of salt, and some dried dill.I rolled out the puff pastry then spooned out the spinach mixture in the middle.

Then, put the salmon pieces on top and put it in the oven at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes, until the puff pastry had browned.

It was really good and surprisingly simple to make. I think I have to file this under ideas good for company. You could make everything ahead of time, keep in the fridge, and pop into the oven when your guests show up.

I feel like I should have added a garnish or something on the side though… maybe a salad would be good on the side.

Spaghetti a Limone

Spaghetti a Limone

I went out to dinner with a few friends last weekend and we went to an Italian place downtown. I think three of us ended up ordering this Pasta, and it was delicious! But all I could think as I was eating was, “I can make this!” Which, if you know me I say pretty often lol… but this time I actually did make it! Yay for me!

Spaghetti a Limone sounds pretty fancy, but really it is just spaghetti with lemon juice! Anyways, I will admit that my version wasn’t quite as good as the restaurants… but it was my first try… and making it at home cost a dollar or two per plate, versus the $18 plus tax and tip at the restaurant.

The ingredients you need are lemons, spaghetti pasta, spinach, parmesian cheese, butter, olive oil, garlic salt, and garlic. Sorry about the picture, the water was boiling, and had to take the picture quickly! Lol

I used the whole pack of spaghetti, which was a 900 gram pack. After I put the pasta into boil….

I squeezed the juice from 2 lemons, and grated the set from the outside of one of the lemonsIf I had fresh garlic, (which I didn’t, but would strongly recommend) I would sauté the garlic and spinach in a frying pan with a couple tablespoons of olive oil.

When the pasta was finished cooking, I added some garlic salt, a couple tablespoons of butter and a couple tablespoons of olive oil. I added the cooked spinach as well.

Then stir it around well, add the lemon juice, and top with some grated parmesan.

It was really good! I would also think about making it with rapini, or even broccoli.

Next time, I will also make sure I have fresh garlic, and I might add a little more oil and butter.

But overall, I thought it was pretty darn good!