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Easy and Economical: Silverbrite Salmon

Recent exceptionally high prices for fresh wild caught fish inspired me to experiment with silverbrite salmon. The result? An easy menu that includes cooking the fish in the microwave, an appliance that holds special appeal for me on a busy summer day.

Silverbrite Salmon Dinner for 2

The Basics:

  • 6 to 8 cups salad greens, rinsed with cold water and spun dry or well-shaken in colander
  • Tomatoes and other fresh veggies as desired, such as red onion, cucumbers, raw mushrooms, peppers, etc, washed, dried and cut into salad size pieces
  • Brown rice
  • Butter
  • ¾ lb silverbrite salmon filet rinsed with cold water and patted dry
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of one medium lemon
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Salad dressing
Silverbrite salmon has a delicate, mild taste and goes well with a tasty salad.

Silverbrite salmon has a delicate, mild taste and goes well with a simple salad.

Prepare brown rice according to instructions on package. I like to use River Rice, which takes about 45 minutes.

Prepare greens and veggies and place salad bowl in refrigerator, if possible, to help restore crispness.

Place fish in microwaveable dish, skin side down.

Coat with olive oil.

Sprinkle on lemon juice. Salt lightly and add freshly ground black pepper to taste. Use back of spoon or brush to blend ingredients.

Microwave tightly covered on high. Check for doneness after 4 minutes. Fish is ready when opaque and easily broken with fork.

Serve with buttered brown rice and salad for a light, but filling, meal.

Variations:

Add ½ teaspoon dried dill weed with salt and pepper.

Make your own simple salad dressing. Coat veggies very lightly with your favorite olive oil, sprinkle with red wine or balsamic vinegar, and season everything with salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. You can also toss in a few spoonfuls of crumbled or grated cheese for extra flavor. Let dressed salad sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes and adjust for taste.

The key to a good salad is quality ingredients. Becoming an expert on the different choices in your grocery store is the first step to being good at making salads.

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