February 29, 2012

Salmon with Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Bacon

This was such an easy dinner to make that I almost feel guilty posting about it.  I bought a lovely piece of wild Pacific salmon from Wegman's, big enough for the three of us.  I had some nice brussel sprouts and of course, I always have a load of bacon from our "happy pig" purchase stored in the freezer.  My daughter quartered the brussel sprouts, chopped the bacon, and cut a new potato into small pieces.  Those went in the oven on a flat baking sheet sprinkled with some olive oil, salt, and pepper.  After they cooked a bit, I seared the salmon skin-side down in frying pan.   As the sprouts cooked and the salmon skin seared, I melted some butter, added some lemon juice, and sliced up a lemon.  I placed those on top of the salmon and finished it up in the oven with the sprouts.   (You will want to time this so they both finish at the same time).  Is there anything better than roasted brussel sprouts?  For years, I steamed or boiled them - what a waste! 

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