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Salmon Monday

12 Nov

Mondays are slow days for me here in Glasgow.  Today, for instance, I’ve done some laundry (excitement!), had some tea while watching a TV show and again while talking to Matthew (thrill!), and read a few articles on autism’s representation in the media between working on a spreadsheet to document my “texts”- that would be all books, films, and shows I use- for my thesis (fascination!).  Basically, on Mondays I do a lot of work that is not fun to read about.

My latest cooking attempt, though, is slightly more entertaining.  Yesterday, Matthew acquired some salmon from his mother and one of his brothers.  As students, free food is never turned down, but free salmon!? I don’t really know how we got so lucky.  Because it was fresh, it was important to eat it quickly, so tonight was the night!  As much as I wish we had been clever enough to have had Salmon Sunday, alas, Salmon Monday will have to do.  Unfortunately, I neglected to take any photos of it, so no exciting food shots for you, my dear readers. I’m sure you won’t mind that much though, because it really wasn’t all that pretty.  I’m not the best at pretty cooking yet, but at least it’s tasty!  I am including the recipe to make up for the lack of photos and hopefully provide you with a night of easy cooking.  Happy Monday!

Brown Sugar Salmon- from cooks.com

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed) + 8 tsp brown sugar for later (I only used 2 here, but I recommend 4,  one per fillet, so you get the taste without over doing it.)
  • 4 salmon fillets (I used a large side here, so basically 3 or 4 servings worth)
  • 1 tbsp butter- melted
  • 4 slices of lemon (or enough for one per fillet)

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Pour the lemon juice into a, 11×7.5 glass baking dish and evenly distribute the brown sugar around it.  Place salmon in baking tray and drizzle with butter.  Pop in the oven for 15 minutes.

Remove the baking tray and turn the fish.  Place the lemon slices on the fish and spread the brown sugar on the tops.  Place back into the oven until the fish breaks apart easily with a fork, about 15-20 more minutes.

Serve! Bon appétit!