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Pan Seared Honey Glazed Salmon

Hi guys! Hope you all enjoyed your weekend- it has been a beautiful couple of days here! I love cold weather but these past few days have had me wishing for spring and warmer days!
Ooh! I forgot to tell you all that my little sister just took her first steps this past weekend!!!! She is so cute to watch! 🙂

So today’s recipe is the most unbelievably delicious salmon in the world! It is our number one go to recipe for Friday’s! My Dad who is not at all a salmon person loves this!

http://www.cookingclassy.com/2012/07/pan-seared-honey-glazed-salmon-with-browned-butter-lime-sauce-the-best-salmon-ive-ever-eaten/

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

4 (6 oz) salmon fillets, rested at room temperature 20 minutes
8 tsp flour, divided
2 Tbsp honey, divided
zest of 1 – 2 limes (I like it with a generous amount so in my opinion 2)
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Browned Butter Lime Sauce
6 Tbsp salted butter, diced
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Directions

Working in batches of two salmon fillets at a time (or using two skillets, because you don’t want to overcrowd the salmon when cooking it on the stove-top so it cooks more evenly), place salmon fillets on a cutting board or plate and sprinkle 1 tsp flour over each side of the salmon fillets and spread flour to evenly coat. Evenly drizzle 3/4 tsp honey over each side of the flour coated salmon fillets.* Drizzle 1 Tbsp olive oil into a 10 inch non-stick skillet, swirl pan to evenly coat bottom and heat over medium heat. Once oil it hot, carefully place salmon ) in pan and cook over medium heat, 3-5 minutes per side until salmon has cooked through and bottom has nicely browned. Plate salmon immediately, drizzle each fillet with 1 1/2 – 2 Tbsp Browned Butter Lime Sauce and sprinkle with lime zest. Serve warm.

* I like to coat one side with flour and honey, put it in the pan and then coat the other side right before I flip- the honey tends to slide off so that’s why I usually wait until right before flipping…
** I have never browned the butter- I just melt the butter in a pan and then add the other ingredients and then throw it in the blender. Still tastes delicious, I just don’t have to worry about burning the butter while I am cooking ten salmon fillets! 😉 But try browning it and let me know what you think!!

Browned Butter Lime Sauce
Place butter in a small (light colored) saucepan. Cook over medium heat, swirling pan occasionally, until butter is fragrant and has turned a tan shade Remove from heat and add browned butter along with lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper to a blender. Blend* on low speed for 30 seconds to 1 minute until well blended. Pour sauce into a small glass dish (note: whisk butter mixture with a fork before pouring onto salmon as it will separate, rewarm if needed).
* I had never put it in a blender before until just the other night– it makes a HUGE difference! It thickens and becomes creamy and just absolutely delicious!!! (The sauce is really good over rice too!)

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Dad

Hey guys! I just popped in to ask for prayers for my Dad. He is fine healthwise so don’t worry!!! Dad is writing a book and sent off a query letter and the first 2 chapters to an agent yesterday. He received a positive email back asking for the whole book. So I would like to ask for prayers for God’s Will to be done- whether it is for Dad’s book to be published or not! (I am hoping God wants Dad to be a published author!) 🙂 Thanks a bunch!!!

Au revoir et a bientot!

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Silliness

Okay everybody, if you need a good laugh, gather your family around and have everybody sit (so when they die laughing they don’t bang there heads on the way down!) Pick a good song that is already loud and proceed with the fun! 😉

http://lolsnaps.com/news/31524/0/

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Comfort food

Hi guys!!! It feels great to be back! I have been neglecting my poor blog for the past several months! 😦 I fell behind and then never caught up. But– my lovely, wonderful parents surprised me one freezing cold day, after standing and praying outside Planned Parenthood, with an iPad! That warmed me up faster than an ice chip would melt in boiling coffee! They said it was a thank you for helping out around the kitchen and the house, but also to help me keep up with my blog! It’s going to be SO much easier now! I am pretty familiar with how to work handheld devices (like smartphones and such) but not at all familiar with computers. It was such a pain each week to try to upload pictures, then find them on the computer and then try to make my blog accept it and then redo it all if the computer failed that by the time I finished, I felt like it wasn’t worth the effort! Now though, I can whip out the iPad, snap a photo and then upload it straight to my blog! I am so very grateful! I now resolve to do at least one blog post each week- more if I am capable! I don’t think my parents realize how much motivation this gives me to do my blog! :’) I love them!!!!!

I have been laying on the couch all day today because of a cold and losing my voice and I don’t know about you guys but when I am sick I always want Alfredo noodles- double the sauce! This is a copycat recipe fom Olive Garden and it is by far the best recipe for Alfredo sauce I have ever tried!! I got it from Budget Savvy Diva. Check her site out- she has great recipes!

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Copy Cat Recipe – Olive Garden Pasta Alfredo

INGREDIENTS

Pasta
1 stick of butter
1 clove of minced garlic
1 pint of heavy cream
1 cup of Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons cream cheese
salt and pepper
Instructions
Make Pasta.
In a sauce pan over medium heat – melt butter and add garlic and cook for two minutes.
Add cream and cream cheese and heat till bubbling ( not to the point of a boil)
Add in Parmesan Cheese and mix until the cheese melts add salt and pepper to taste. I ended up adding about 1/2 teaspoon of pepper ( but that is just me).
Mix some sauce with the pasta ( a little sauce goes a long way ).
Enjoy!

Au revoir et a bientot!

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