Lemon Baked Salmon and Roasted New Potatoes

I feel like I've graduated, cooking-wise. Not only do I make main dishes now, I sometimes make SIDE DISHES to go with them!

No more eating pasta over the sink for me!

At least a few nights a week, anyway.

For example the other day I made baked salmon and new potatoes.

I don't really know what the difference between new potatoes and regular potatoes is. I got these from the farmer's market though, and I know they are shiny and small and their skins were papery thin and coming off.

Very pretty.

I think it also has something to do with sugars vs. starches in the potato. Like, new potatoes are sugary-er.

That's probably right.

I do know that farmer's market produce, when available, absolutely rocks the socks. I've been trying to go at least twice a month lately, trying to get to know Oregon a little better, and take advantage of all the wonderful local produce it provides.

It's a little more expensive, true, and I have to ration it right now. But when I eat it I swear I can taste those micro-nutrients grooving on my insides. It's like, three dimensional taste. The difference between a square and a cube.

It's like, yummy.

Roasted New Potatoes (start these first, they take longer than the fish!)

1 1/2 lb new potatoes
2 T olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 - 2 t fresh rosemary (I poached mine from next door muahaha)
1/4 t salt
pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450.

Clean potatoes, slice into halves or quarters. Place in bowl with other ingredients and toss together.

Spread in a single layer on a baking pan, and roast until tender, about 40 minutes.

Lemon Baked Salmon

1 lb salmon (wild caught is best for you)
1/4 c olive oil
zest of 1 lemon
1/4 onion, diced
Sea salt
Black pepper

Preheat oven to 500.

Place salmon on a lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with onion and zest. Salt and pepper to taste.

Bake in preheated oven 13 - 17 minutes, until fish flakes easily when touched with fork.

Roasted New Potatoes

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Alisa said...

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a. maren said...

oo, yes please! thanks for the invite!

mfranti said...

hey, is there garlic on your salmon? looks like it.

Ima make this tonight. Yummo.

jeannesioux said...

That just looks wonderful!

a. maren said...

mel - it IS garlic! did you make it?? i wanna hear how it turned out! no one ever comes back to tell me how it turned out...:)

thanks jeanne!!