Baked Salmon and Candied Brussell Sprouts

Recipe Monday brought to you on a Tuesday.  Because sometimes, that’s just how life goes.

salmon meal

Baked Parchment Paper Salmon

Total Time: less than 45 mins  Prep: 15 mins  Cook: 20-30 mins  Serves: 4

Ingredients:

Parchment paper

Splash of olive oil

2 (6oz) fillets salmon

Fresh ground salt and pepper for seasoning

3/4 c seasoned bread crumbs

1 lemon, sliced rounds

Approx. 10 thin slices of red onion

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tbsp (or more if you like it spicy!) red pepper chili flakes

Directions:

Heat oven to 375F

On a baking sheet, using 2 large pieces of parchment paper, place one piece salmon on each parchment paper, brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

In a bowl combine bread crumbs with 1 crushed clove of garlic.

On one piece of salmon spread the bread crumb combination.

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On the second piece of salmon sprinkle the garlic and layer the lemon and red onion slices then sprinkle the red pepper chili flakes.

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Wrap each parchment paper like an envelope and tuck ends underneath.

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Place in oven and bake for 20-30 minutes.  At about 20 minutes open one parchment envelope and test salmon for flakiness – it should flake away with your fork.

Served with rice and candied brussel sprouts (see below recipe).

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Candied Brussel Sprouts

Total Time: less than 20 mins  Prep: 5 mins  Cook: 15 mins  Serves: 4

Ingredients:

1-2 tbsp olive oil

1/4c cubed pancetta or prosciutto

2 tbsp diced red onion

Fresh ground salt to taste

15-20 brussel sprouts washed, trimmed and halved

candied brussell sprouts

Directions:

Heat a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat.  Pour in a splash of olive oil and place pancetta in pan.  Fry until tender and slightly crispy.  Put onion in and place brussel sprouts in cut side down, season with fresh ground salt.  Pour in about 2 tbsp water and cover.  Allow water to come to a boil, turn temperature down to medium low and balance lid so that pan is slightly covered.  Steam brussel sprouts until fork tender and bottoms are browned.  Serve with a sprinkling of parmesan as a garnish if you like.  Your kids will ask you to make them over and over again, yum!

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