Salmon Surprises

Whenever Whole Foods has in-season fresh, wild salmon on a special “One Day Only” Sale, be sure to count us in. What do we do? We get all excited, jump in the car, and buy a big slab of fish love.

Salmon Filet

What to do with said slab o’salmon“, you might ask? Invent something tasty!

Papa C was in town for the big SEC Championship Weekend. He is the perfect guest for kitchen experimentation, since he will eat all of our inventions! And then, profess to like them all….Thanks, Papa C!

Let’s get cooking.

With rainbow chard in the ‘fridge just waiting to be enjoyed, and lentils (which pair perfectly with salmon) in the pantry, we let the invention begin.

Swiss Chard - Rainbow

While the lentils cooked in boiling water, we sautéed the rainbow chard with olive oil and minced garlic in our other pan.

Being that the salmon was so fresh, all it needed was a light dusting with mild homemade Cajun seasoning. Out to the grill it goes with Hubby, who keeps a watchful eye so the salmon stays moist and flavorful.

Season The Salmon


Perfectly CookedNext up, plate the chard with a scoop of lentils on top, with the salmon resting nicely on this cozy bed of color.

Salmon Ready to Eat

Just like that – no more than 25 minutes of prep and cook time to get this on the table, ready to savor. And when company is in town, why eat out in a noisy restaurant – wouldn’t you rather enjoy each other’s company around the dining table at home?

Salmon Up Close

About Our Kitchen Inventions

Inspired by travels to Italy, cooking with fresh ingredients, sharing our Kitchen Inventions dinners with friends, and enjoying good wine. Photography and cooking are the main focus for our site. Please stop by Wade's website to enjoy more of his works of photography.
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5 Responses to Salmon Surprises

  1. Oh I do love fresh salmon & have just been seeing it in the markets here. Beautiful idea putting it on the lentils though & I love the way the top of your salmon looks just perfect.


  2. That meal right there is everything I love. It’s healthy but rich and delicious and filling. The salmon looks great, I like the cajun spicing idea! 🙂


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