Who has the day off work? This girl right here! And let me tell you, it’s going to be glorious. In a few hours we’ll load up the car and head to Las Vegas. If we’re lucky, it’ll only take us about five hours to get there. Last time, it took six.
I’ve been anxiously awaiting this weekend because my friends Dawn and Aaron are meeting us out in Vegas again! If you’ve been reading for a while, you might remember that we met them there a few months ago. We’ve lined up a full agenda of pool parties, posh dinners, and chic nightclubs. I’ve got my sky-high heels packed!
But before I go, I want to share one of my favorite recipes with you. It’s pecan crusted salmon, which looks and sounds way fancier than it actually is. It’s the recipe I used the first time I ever cooked fish, and it quickly became the meal I used when I wanted to impress someone with my cooking. Ask Jason what the first meal I ever made him was. I don’t remember, and he might not either, but it was probably this.
I don’t even use a recipe anymore. I just eyeball everything and it always comes out delicious. But I had a recipe for it once, and I recently unearthed it, so here it is:
4 salmon filets (about 1.5 inches thick)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup soft breadcrumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley (I use dry sometimes, but decrease the amount if you do)
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans (buy pieces, it’s way cheaper)
Preheat your oven to 450 (F) degrees.
Sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper. Place (skin side down) in a lightly greased baking dish (greasing is important, or dishwashing will be a nightmare!).
Combine the wet ingredients (butter, honey, dijon mustard) in one bowl, and the dry ingredients in another (breadcrumbs, pecans, parsley). Brush the wet mixture over the salmon, then use a spoon to sprinkle the dry mixture on top.
Bake, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
Hope you have a safe and fabulous long weekend!