First things first: a hot tip that my Mediterranean Bulgur Salad with Lemon Mint Vinaigrette is really good with salmon!
Also worth mentioning is my new favorite way to prepare salmon, because it’s so easy!
I may actually do a full recipe post for this because I feel like it’s hard to know how to prepare salmon well at home so it doesn’t end up dry/tough (or maybe that’s just me).
Thoughts? Would it be helpful to have this “recipe” put into a more official blog post so you can easily access/find it later? Let me know.
So here’s the deal: in a deep oven-friendly baking dish, place a hefty drizzle of olive oil (probably about 1 tablespoon) + the juice from 1 to 2 lemons (about 3 to 4 tablespoons). Swirl it together a bit, then place your salmon into the dish, skin side up (like on the right below).
After about 10 minutes, flip the salmon so that the skin side is DOWN, then place the dish into the oven, uncovered, for 12 minutes at 400 degrees F.
Et voila – perfect, super tender and moist salmon.
I love that salmon prepared that way can easily be incorporated into any other dish since it’s not heavily flavored! It would be really good with my quinoa salad with orange vinaigrette, in fact…
In other news, we sold our house!! We ended up getting 3 offers, which was exciting (and a big relief – so nerve wracking).
All our hard work (and money – hi landscapers, painters, front porch stainers, power washers, etc.) decluttering and staging the house paid off!
We celebrated earlier this week by breaking into some of my parent’s bubbly (we are still camped out at their house – hoping to move back to our place today or later this weekend once the staging furniture is removed because white couches and toddlers/dogs/cats do not mix). 😉
We are moving back into our place for a couple months while we wait to close on both our current house and then on our future house, so we won’t do our big move until later in the summer.
(For those just tuning in, we are moving to Del Ray area of Alexandria – about 20 minutes away so nothing crazy but will be fun to mix it up. I talk more about the move in a few of my recent posts if you want to go back and read them!)
Can you believe this little one is officially 18 months today?! Ahhh!
It is SO fun that she can walk/run now – our favorite thing is to go out on the trails together and wander around. I love that she loves being outside as much as I do – although it can be hard to get her to come inside (hi, tantrums)!
Even with the occasional tantrums I am loving this stage, though – it’s incredibly cool to see her get more engaged (and more chatty/vocal) by the day.
I’ll do a bigger Riese update sometime soon if you all are interested – let me know what you’d like to know about! 🙂
Matt and I are looking forward to a long Memorial Day holiday weekend, and I hope those of you in the U.S. are, too! I’m not sure if I’ll be posting on Monday or not yet – stay tuned. 🙂 We will see how busy we are!
What are you up to this weekend? Any fun plans?
p.s. If you want some yummy grill recipes for this weekend, try these: