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20 Minute Salmon Dinner: A Quick Recipe

It can be a pain to cook dinner every day especially on the weekdays after work. It would be easier just ordering take out, tipping the delivery driver, and eating in. Sure it would cost you a bit more money and you would less control about the ingredients, but it would taste good and it’s an easy solution.

If you recently purchased a gym membership or are actively taking part in living in a healthier way, its important to be the decision maker in what you are putting in your body in order for it to actually work.

Cooking can take too much time because of going to the grocery store, preparing the veggies and meat, actually eating it, and then finally bringing yourself to wash the dishes after the food coma or tipsiness sets in. Fortunately there are some quick recipes that one can make to make this smoother.

After searching for a few recipes that you like on youtube pick a few that work for you. For me I love chicken, seafood, soups, curries, and sandwiches. Salads are growing on me if I have the right ingredients such as cranberries, walnuts, blue cheese, and raspberry vinaigrette. Today I’ll be showing you how to make an easy salmon and veggie plate with minimal work.


  1. Salmon steak (2 steaks per person [enough for seconds or leftovers])

  2. Veggies (asparagus, bell peppers, onions, carrots, broccoli, etc)

  3. Lemons or Lemon Juice

  4. Garlic (3 cloves per steak)

  5. Rosemary


  1. Transfer Salmon from freezer to the fridge if needed

  2. Vegetable Prep (This can be done before by dicing veggies and placing them in ziplock bags or containers. Sunday is perfect for this)

Salmon Cooking Directions

Salmon is a great source of protein, has essential omega-3 fatty acids, b-vitamins, selenium, potassium, antioxidants, and can be beneficial for your

brain and overall well being. If I sound like your mom or dad, don't take it from them or me, check it out on google. You'll find the same information. Here's the run down.

  1. From the refrigerator: its ready to go

  2. From the freezer: Give the salmon some time to defrost. For best results, put in a ziplock bag and submerge in a lukewarm bowl or container until the steaks are at reasonable consistency. If short on time, set to the corresponding defrost mode on the microwave

  3. Set the stove to medium high heat. Put two teaspoons of olive oil in a pan and put in the garlic cloves. Stir the pan so that the garlic cooks evenly. Once they are golden, add the rosemary so that scents and flavors can be absorbed into the fish.

  4. Once the salmon is ready, rub salt and pepper on both sides evenly. Add the salmon to the pan with the skinned-side face down and use some lemon juice sparingly. If you have lemons then squeeze a few over the fish and cook each side until you can see the cooked side reach the halfway mark of the steaks. Then flip over and do the same to the other side.

  5. Depending on how rare you want it, limit the cook time on each side, however I would err on the side of well done the first few times so that you can see how crispy or medium rare you want it so that it gets cooked correctly, your stomach is happy, and your preference is satisfied.

Veggie Cooking Directions

My favorite veggie to eat with salmon asparagus because it can also use pepper and lemon juice to cook, which makes things simple. If you have other veggies, consider putting some diced ones in a pan with a teaspoon of olive oil and seasoning it with a spice that you like.

  1. Cook the veggies over medium high heat and stir occasionally so that it cooks evenly.

  2. Pair with wine, beer, or a spirit that you like.

Sure, drink pairings are important, but it’s your house, your meal, and your choice. Don’t let people tell which combinations are not ok to do. If they turn out horrible, don’t tell anyone and learn from it. Try this out and let me know if you are successful! Post your pictures and tag #talkseatsjams to show me how it turned out!

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