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Meal Idea: Costco Salmon Fillets with Herb Butter

This is a great healthy, quick and easy meal if you happen to be at a Costco.  Pick up their Salmon Fillets with herb butter and a “Grand Parisian” salad.  You can spread the herb butter on top of the fillets, also using some salt, pepper, and lemon juice.  Bake the fillets at 350 for about 20 minutes.  Couscous makes a great accompaniment to this dish, as well as the salad. Fast and delicious!


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Salmon with Lemon and Dill

So quick, so tasty, so easy.  That’s how I’d describe this yummy and healthy recipe and I think you’ll agree once you give it a shot.  Cassie brought this dish to my attention and we’ve revisited it several times since then.  So, without further ado, let’s get started.

Get yourself about a pound of salmon (no skin), one lemon, fresh dill, rice pilaf, asparagus, and a bottle of white wine.  As you’re boiling a pot of water for the rice pilaf, prepare the salmon on a large sheet of aluminum foil.  It’s as simple as this: drizzle the salmon with olive oil and season with a salt, pepper, and Old Bay combination.  Cut the lemon into thin slices and chop up some dill.  Sprinkle the dill on the salmon and place the lemon slices on top of the fish.  Last but not least, add a splash of white wine for that extra touch of class!  Tear one more large sheet of aluminum foil and cover the salmon and create a pouch by folding all the sides together.  

Now you’re going to do a similar thing with the asparagus.  Only this time, season them with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and olive oil.  Repeat the aluminum foil pouch process and, voila, you’re ready to grill!  Over High heat, you’re going to leave the salmon on for 10 to 12 minutes and the asparagus should take about 8 minutes.  Regarding the rice pilaf, just follow the instructions on the side of the box.

When the food is ready, carefully remove the salmon and asparagus from the aluminum foil pouches and serve with the rice pilaf. I’d also recommend sipping on some of that leftover white wine, it will compliment this dish very well!


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Saturday night we had dinner at one of our favorite sushi restaurants in LA.  It’s called Sakura (located on Centinella in Culver City) and it’s absolutely amazing.  Their salmon sushi is one of the best I’ve had – especially for the price.  Going to Sakura always seems like a special experience.  There is almost always a long wait to get in – especially on weekends – but it’s totally worth it.  They have chairs and heat lamps outside while you wait, as well as a colorful fish tank inside.  The place is small and has a funky hole-in-the-wall 70s vibe.  On Saturday I literally just ordered a large sake, a miso soup, and six pieces of the salmon sushi.  I can also highly recommend the “Sakura roll.” Their california roll is also tasty as well as affordable.  The staff is friendly, and the ambiance is relaxed.  Definitely a great treat on a weekend evening.

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