Friday, March 24, 2017


March, when days are getting long,
Let thy growing hours be strong
To set right some wintry wrong.

~ Caroline May, 1887

 (Hubbard Lake, MI)


So easy and delicious from Cafe Delights

2  1/2  lb. salmon
1/4  cup butter
1/3  cup honey 
4  large cloves crushed garlic
2  Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (juice of 1/2 lemon)
sea salt to taste
cracked pepper to taste
2  Tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
lemon slices for garnish

  • Position rack in middle of oven. Preheat oven to 375ยบ. Line a baking tray/sheet to create a packet (or 2 long pieces of foil  overlapping each over other lengthwise to create your salmon packet, depending on the width of your fillet).
  • In small saucepan, melt butter over low -medium heat. Add honey, garlic, and lemon. Whisk nail honey has melted through the butter and the mixture is well combined.
  • Place salmon onto lined baking tray/sheet. Pour butter/honey mixture over salmon and using a pastry brush or spoons, spread evenly over the salmon. Sprinkle with salt (about 2 tsp.) and cracked pepper. Fold the sides of foil over salmon to cover and completely seal the packet closed so butter down not leak.
  • Bake until cooked through (about 15-18 minutes, depending on thickness of your fish and your preference of doneness). Open foil, being careful of escaping steam, and grill/broil under grill /broiler for 2-3 minutes on medium heat to caramelize the top.
  • Garnish with parsley and lemon. (Serves 8)
  • Great served with simple baked sweet potato topped with sour cream and chives. 

Honey Garlic Butter Salmon in Foil 


RobinL said...

Oh my, Hubbard Lake is quite behind in its winter coat, compared to my world here in Central Ohio. Ice and snow is long gone! We may get a peek at it still, but it won't last.

joey said...

Indeed it is, dear Robin ... 2 weeks behind our home downstate too. Kind of like that we get two springs ... plus if lucky to go south, enjoy that plus ours in Bloomfield Village and then spring up here. It's 'The Bestest'!

Rose said...

Love the quote! Our winter wasn't bad at all this year, but still it's nice to see some color poking up through all the brown. Another delicious-looking dinner!

joey said...

Yes, Rose, we too were blessed with a mild winter. We are about 2 weeks behind here at the lake compared to back home where buds are swelling. Kind of fun since I get to enjoy a longer spring. We love salmon and prepare many different ways, always trying something new. This was yummy! Happy Spring. :)