24 January 2011

Salmon with Lemon and Dill

Remember how the other day I was filling your minds with way too much information about how my thighs rub together (during the lovely Naan post)? Oh, you blocked it out? Well I'm glad I could remind you! So I've been complaining about those monster thighs to Aaron lately and he came up with the worst ideas ever to solve them. He said that if my growing thighs bother me, I could do the following: workout, eat less, or both.

My thoughts? I hate working out. And I don't like the idea of eating less. And the combination of the two makes me want to eat a package of oreos by myself. And that my friends, sounds like a beautiful idea.

So...I rolled my eyes, told him those were horrible ideas, and pulled the covers over my face waiting for him to come up with a solution for me to cook fatty foods and sit on my butt and lose weight. The idea never came, and I fell asleep.

Realizing that Reader Request Monday's was coming up, I decided to make an anonymous request of something healthy. Figuring it, well, it couldn't hurt my figure to try, here we are.

Salmon is one of my favorite foods. I buy it often at Sam's Club and freeze it into serving sizes for the two of us. I was really careful with this whole meal, using lemons, herbs and spices for seasoning, and taking advantage of salmons natural oils rather than adding butter or oil. I ended up serving this with basmati rice and asparagus sauteed in just a touch of EVOO and lots of fresh garlic.

I've been slow cooking my salmon instead of broiling it, it keeps the fish extremely moist and colorful. The fish looks the same before and after cooking it, but you can tell it's done by how well it flakes. Instead of typically broiling it, drying the fish out, I preheat the oven to 250°F and bake it for about 30 minutes. Even if you leave it in the oven for 10 extra minutes, it still won't dry out. Take a look!
Aaron thought it was too lemony, and although it was strong, I didn't think it was too much. I was surprised by how lemony the fish tasted just by laying slices on.

If your interested in something easy and healthy, try it out!

Salmon with Lemon and Dill
by Kacey's Kitchen
  • 1 filet of Salmon
  • 1 lemon
  • fresh dill
  • salt and pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 250°F. Slice lemon.
  2. Season Salmon lightly with salt, pepper, and chopped fresh dill.
  3. Place a layer of sliced lemons on the bottom of a baking dish. Place salmon on top, folding under any very thin pieces so the cooking surface is about even.
  4. Place lemon slices on top and bake for 30 minutes.


  1. this looks so good! and kind of ironic - i made the exact same thing last night, except with tilapia instead of salmon. i'll have to try the salmon sometime, it looks great!

  2. looks great! I've got some in freezer momma mary left, and it sounds easy. I think I'll try it, and i'll let you know how it turns out.

  3. The photo of the salmon looks incredible and the recipe is so simple. Definitely a good recipe to use for those trying to keep it lite. thanks for sharing.

  4. I was going to ask if you think this would taste just as good with a different type of fish, but it looks like Kate already answered my question. Thanks!! Looks delicious

  5. Thank you everyone! This must have been a really good one for the amount of comments you all left! After all, even my Dad wrote me a comment and is willing to make this recipe while he holds down the fort alone!

    Thanks everyone for checking out this site. And please, let me know what else you would like to see here!!!

    Chow On,

  6. This is the perfect dish, diet or not! I love the salmon/rice combo.

  7. what sort of camera do you use? Your pics are awesome!

  8. Thank you!

    I just use my point and shoot Samsung TL225 (http://www.samsung.com/us/photography/digital-cameras/EC-TL225ZBPOUS).

    I love the camera (it does have a harsh flash, but I don't use that for my food photos anyway) and try to make use of all of its features and settings.

    One thing I learned, is to set up my little 'photo box' which is 100% homemade and cost about $30. It includes, reconstructed clamp lamps, true light lightbulbs, and white poster board. And of course a tripod.

    A picture of my contraption would make for an excellent post I think!