Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon + Garlic Parmesan Broccoli

During our last trip to the grocery store, my fiancé picked up a huge slab of fresh salmon. It was so big that I couldn’t possibly use the whole slab for just one dinner for the two of us that night. So I had my fiancé cut the slab in half and freeze one half of it. The first night we had the salmon and asparagus recipe that I posted about a few months ago. About a week later, I decided to use the other half of the salmon because I just didn’t like the idea of the salmon being frozen for too long. My fiancé did not want the same salmon recipe that I had made the week before because he had been eating the leftovers from that dinner at work for a few days. So I found another recipe on my Pinterest board that I had only made once and paired it with a new way to make broccoli. My mom used to boil broccoli all the time when I was still living with my parents. Sometimes we would have it two or three times a week. It’s kind of a running joke in that household. But I had a bag of frozen broccoli that needed to be used in my freezer, however I decided to try something new with it so that it wouldn’t feel as redundant.

The salmon came out perfect. Continue reading

Baked Salmon & Asparagus 

Now that I’m in my own place and cooking is a responsibility of mine (and my boyfriend; he cooks too), I’ve been using Pinterest to find new recipes to try. So far I’ve tried “baked ravioli”, “cheesy chicken & broccoli with rice”, and “baked salmon with asparagus”. All of the recipes have been a success but I only have pictures of the baked salmon.

 The baked salmon recipe was the third recipe that I tried and I’m really proud of how it turned out. I actually don’t even like salmon that much but it was a relatively low maintenance recipe that required very little clean up afterwards so I decided to go for it. Since everything is baked in foil, you literally don’t have to do anything besides throw the foil away when you’re done eating. That was the best thing about cooking this. Oh, and it smelled REALLY GOOD while it was in the oven.

Click HERE for the ingredients and instructions to make this awesome dinner.