Garlic and Pesto Salmon

It’s only been 3 days and I’m already so over the time change.  By the time August and I got home from work last night the sun was almost completely down.  I grabbed Eloise as soon as I walked in the door and we got in 2 quick miles before it was pitch black outside.  I think I’m going to have to invest in a reflective vest if I plan to continue running after work throughout my entire marathon training.



August and I have gotten into a bit of a rut lately when it comes to week night dinners, so when I saw pesto salmon over at fANNEtastic food I knew that my goal on Sunday at the grocery store was to convince August to give salmon a second try.  You see, probably a year ago now, I requested that we make salmon for dinner one night even though I really had no idea how to cook salmon.  Needless to say it turned out bland and quite unappetizing and that’s the last time August and I attempted to cook seafood.  But thankfully Sunday afternoon he agreed to give it a try when I promised him that it’d be much tastier than last time.

We ended up with 2 HUGE pieces of salmon.  August cut off the skin while I cut up some broccoli, brussel sprouts, and got some rice cooking.

I spread a thin layer of garlic spread, that August had picked up to make some homemade garlic bread, onto the salmon filets first, then added a dollup of pesto.

We threw everything into a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes and put it onto a bed of rice that had been chilling in our pantry for a few months now just waiting to be cooked.

August was very skeptical about this meal, but after eating it, he said he’d be perfectly happy if I’d make it again.  So, if you’re a little unsure about cooking seafood or haven’t ever tried it before, you really can’t go wrong with this meal and it doesn’t get much easier!

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4 thoughts on “Garlic and Pesto Salmon

  1. You are becoming quite the homemaker with all this cooking you do!! Long gone are the days of mac and cheese and ramon noodles!

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