When I’m in Boston, I spend a ton of time cooking. I try to meal prep every week, I cut up fruit, I make myself dinner every night, and I make some sort of breakfast every morning. When I’m in Phoenix, that sort of planning definitely falls by the wayside. I still make myself breakfast, but I don’t worry as much about prepping for the rest.
Alex, on the other hand, doesn’t cook at all. He says that he never really learned, which I completely understand. (If you want to learn more about our families and how we were raised, click here). We decided it would be fun this summer to cook together so that Alex can get used to making food on his own! So we tried out a baked honey lemon salmon.
I cook salmon a lot since it’s so easy to bake, so that part wasn’t new to me, but this recipe was a mix of a few I’ve been trying for a while! In the end, I liked it, but would have cooked it for less time. Alex ate 2/3 pieces!
We started out by prepping the salmon and veggies. Alex chopped up the lemon, potatoes, and broccolini while I quickly defrosted salmon (not ideal! But sometimes life gives you not-yet-unfrozen salmon!)
Next, we made the glaze and poured it over the fish, which was on a baking sheet covered in tin foil. I covered the salmon and popped it in the oven along with the broccolini. Alex tossed the potatoes into a pan and sautéed them till they were crispy.
And then we plated up and ate! I cannot tell you how proud Alex was of himself for cooking with me. And I was so happy to finally have someone to cook with! Let’s hope we can continue the trend in Boston! Below is the recipe. Happy cooking!
-3 small salmon filets, skinless
-salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning to taste
-1 lemon, thinly sliced
-Juice of 1/2 a lemon
-roughly 3 tablespoons of honey (I eyeballed it!)
-1/2 cup of melted butter
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Cover a baking sheet in foil.
- Prep the defrosted salmon by adding salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning to them.
- Place the slices of lemon onto the baking sheet, place the salmon fillets on top of them, pull the edges of the foil up around the salmon, but not completely covering.
- Mix the lemon juice, butter, and honey together, pour mixture on top of salmon.
- Cover the salmon with the foil, bake for 15 minutes.
- Take the salmon out, uncover it, and broil it for 6 minutes.
- Cool and serve!
We will absolutely be making this again. Give it a try and let me know what you think!