Easy Simple Salmon

For as long as I can remember, I’ve never been a fan of eating fish.

Between the smell, the scales, and it’s oogly eyes….no way. Not happening.

I remember growing up my mom would make it occasionally, and each time I would SWEAR that the whole house smelled like a fishy ocean…I’d then proceed to whine and complain, while throwing myself on the couch in agony…Poor little me.

Nothing really changed until I went on a 6 week study abroad program through Central America, and a lot of times we had to eat the food we were given. I remember one night we ate at a little restaurant in Guatemala and our whole class was being served Salmon.

Obviously I wasn’tย thrilled that I had to eat it, but when my plate arrived I was pretty shocked.

My salmon was drenched in some sort of sauce that looked like gravy, and then there was a handful of fresh lemons on my plate. I proceeded to squeeze juice on the Salmon and take a bite…

I died.

I don’t know exactly what that sauce was made of, but I have an idea it rhymes with nutter. All I can say is that it tasted like Christmas morning and Paula Deen was in the kitchen melting butter.

Some day I’ll recreate that salmon…As soon as I figure out how to make a pound of butter healthier…

For now though I’ve learned to stomach salmon, just as long as it falls under certain guidlines.

It HAS to be fresh. The fresher it is, the less fishy it taste. It also has to have a little flavor. I know some people can eat it with just a squeeze of lemon, but like I said before…Not happenin’.


Filet of Salmon

melted coconut oil





1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking dish with foil, and place salmon fillets on the dish. Coat salmon with melted coconut oil, just until fully coated. (Not too much oil.) Then liberally salt and pepper salmon. (Can do both sides if the other side isn’t skin, otherwise you don’t have to coat skin. Also, have salmon be skin side down.)

2. Bake for 10-20 minutes, or until salmon is light pink and flakes easily with a fork. Squeeze a little fresh lemon juice over the top and serve.

We ate it over caramelized brusselย sprouts and brown rice!

Of coarse Boo didn’t touch the sprouts, but she did eat the Salmon.

I told her it was pink chicken…

Best mom advice like ever.. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, and I never shared our Halloween costumes that we had this year! If you can guess what I am, I would be So surprised!

I am not a hooker…

My husband was that one guy…from LMFAO…

And no I’m not a clown hooker…wrong again. I’ll give you a clue:

Kay-dollar sign-Ha.

Boo was an owl, and she was sooo excited to flap her little wings! Except, I don’t think she is going to be excited about this picture come 15 years…Her dad=wanna be gangsta=wanna be cool=totally not.

And Sweet Pea was a freaked out Pumpkin…

Ok now onto the month of November, which came out of no where!!

Who is ready for Christmas?

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  1. Jenn @ peas and crayons says:

    We’re salmon twins today! You’re hotter than ke$ha btw. By. Freaking. Far.

  2. Jessica Rae says:

    Johnny Depp from Dead Man?

  3. Ahhhh the freaked out pumpkin picture made me laugh. Thanks, I needed that.

  4. Aw, I LOVE salmon! So so much, we had it last night. The thing I love about it most is that my kids love it, and nothing makes me happier than seeing them gobble up something so good for them. I always serve it with wild rice or curried rice and veggies and it never lasts long around here. Fish is the only seafood I like, but salmon is probably my favorite fish. Yum. On a related note, how do you find that the coconut oil affects the taste of your dishes? I have thought about switching over but I don’t want to spend so much money on it if it’s going to weird out my recipes, you know?

    • Curried rice sounds like a great combo! And I LOVE coconut oil, it’s the only oil I am using right now. I use it to bake in place of butter, and cooking in place of oil. It doesn’t taste anything like coconut, and in my opinion brings out the flavor more in the food because it isn’t as powerful. I buy it at costco, where it’s like 30 bucks for a HUGE jar. And since I use it on everything, even for beauty things, it’s totally worth it and last me forever. I bought mine about over a month ago and it’s only 1/4 gone. Also, we love coating chicken breast in it, then liberally S/P them, then bake. It’s out fav! Hope that helped!

  5. love salmon!!

    and love your outfits!

  6. I LOVE your costumes OMG – especially Sweet Pea, she is killing me with her cuteness!

  7. I love Salmon! lol Always love your posts. Love the recipes, love your cute kiddos, love your hilarious writing skillz! We need to get our girls together. Hope you are doing well! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. You look too presentable to be Kesha – haha! I have never been a fish fan until recently either.. I’m surprised you like salmon out of all of them. I feel like thats the fishiest!

    • haha I’m a modest, non-drunk, mommy version of Kesha haha!
      And honestly I haven’t tried a lot of fish in my day, so if there is another fish that is less fishy, by all means give me the scoop :)! The less fishy, the better! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. MM i love salmon, never thought to add coconut to it! Will have to try it sometime soon!!
    Love that pic of your hubby and Boo!! AWESOME ๐Ÿ™‚


  10. I HAVE to try coconut oil on salmon ASAP! I use it mostly in baking and as a makeup remover (the best use in my opinion!) but I bet it would give salmon a fabulous crispness. I’ve been getting frozen wild keto salmon fillets at Target and I’m obsessed! Do you get salmon at Costco? I’d love to find a HUGE bag of frozen wild salmon that would last a while!!

  11. Salmon is never simple, it’s simple delicious no matter the recipe!!! And you are JUST AWESOME!!! Yeah, I feel ready ready for Christmas! I love Christmas time, it’s all magic even if you’re not 5 any more! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    So you made a little change around here. I’m glad you’re still the pink girl I love it love it love it!


  12. I nominated you for an Inspiring Blogger award ๐Ÿ™‚ I love reading your blog and your recipes are amazing!! If you’re interested the rules are here: http://butitalsomadehimfree.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/pmb-meets-inspiring-blogger-award/

  13. Can you pretty please give me your recipe for the caramelized brussel sprouts?

  14. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance says:

    Hahaha at sweet pea! They are just too cute for words and you and your hubby are perfect ๐Ÿ™‚

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