Salmon with Roasted Veggies

I’m not one for cooking seafood at home.  My husband is a rather big man-child and a very picky eater.  If it even smells fishy he will walk out of restaurants, not kidding.  So I was talking with a worker at WholeFoods about when they get their fish in, the time from it being caught to being sent to the store etc.  Anyways they had super fresh wild caught salmon that he swore by, even said if I didn’t love it to come back and he’d give me something else.

Ingredients

  •  carrots
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • asparagus spears
  • zucchini
  • French green beans
  • 1 shallot
  • Fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • Two 6-ounce wild Alaskan salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoon capers

Pre-heat over to 400 degrees

Cook the veggies:

On a large baking sheet add butter or oil or ghee. Add the carrots, season with salt and pepper and place in over.
5 minutes after the carrots are in add the fennel.
5 minutes later add zucchini, asparagus, and French green beans and cook for a remaining 6 to 8 minutes. Now is time to start on the salmon

Salmon

  • Season the salmon with salt and pepper

In a medium frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon oil, butter, or ghee until hot.

Add the salmon and cook until opaque and flakey, 3 to 6 minutes on each side, depending on thickness.   I prefer mine still pinkish so 3 minutes is perfect but my husband is a I want to ruin all food and wants everything overly well done, so I did his for 6 minutes.
When done with salmon, set aside as you are going to make a lemon caper sauce in the same pan.
To the same pan, add 1 tablespoon oil, ghee, or butter if needed. Add the shallots, season with salt and cook until softened and starting to caramelize, 2 to 3 minutes. Zest half of the lemon then juice is and add the juice  and zest along with the capers
 Remove from the heat, add the parsley, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Put the veggies on the plate,followed by adding the salmon on top, then garnishing with lemon caper sauce.
My husband loved this dish and he gave it 9 out of 10, which I’m not going to lie blew my mind.  Salmon isn’t cheap so this will be a treat some other time.  But enjoy this easy quick recipe.