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Home Cook Shoutout – Salmon w/ Dill Sauce

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I love when a recipe calls for ingredients that I’ve never worked with … or even heard of.  Thanks to a Pinterest post from Sunshine & Smile, I came across a delicious looking salmon dish with a dill sauce served over rice.  Dill is by far my favorite herb to use with fish.  So three items make up this beauty:  Dill sauce, Rice Side, and Salmon Main Dish.   

The ingredients are relatively simple including a number of herbs and spices for the dill sauce, but the ingredient I was unfamiliar was the side item – Basmati Rice.  Luckily (unlike my miso hunt a few weeks ago), the rice was easy to find.  The rice recipe also called for frozen peas, which I realized I literally have never purchased before in my life.  I can’t remember the last time I ate peas.

Also, I was very happy to read about a new way of cooking salmon that I’m sure is pretty typical, but I’ve never cooked salmon in this fashion.  You bake the salmon at 350 for 30mins, but then you fry it in a pan of oil for about 3mins on each side to get the top layer crisp and get a gorgeous color out of the fish.

Going through the motions of making the dish, I tasted each element on its own which was somewhat frightening.  The sauce and rice by themselves were not what I was expecting, and not the most flavor packed things I’ve ever made.   However, this is the kind of dish that really highlights the magic of food pairing.  When the salmon was placed on the rice, and the sauce was spooned over the salmon the dish came alive! 

Not only is the dish beautiful, it’s also light, different and perfect for warm weather.  I was really impressed with how all of these flavors came together on the plate, and am thinking about making it again tomorrow night (since I have a good bit of leftover rice and sauce). Another home cook win – thanks to another home cook’s blog.  Thanks Kankana!  I’ll be trying more of your recipes in the future! 

Categories: Dining In
  1. March 26, 2012 at 1:40 am

    I agree with you on the flavor. The rice otherwise is very place but every thing together tastes amazing. I didn’t cook this for a long time now. But spring is here and time to eat light.
    Thanks for the shout out and I am so glad that you liked it 🙂

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