Slammin’ Salmon, winter version; Season’s Eatings

‘Tis the Season….Logonoap

To grill salmon?!?!?

Maybe not….

But it’s always the season to eat salmon.

Cindy, of Baked Alaska sent me some wonderful Slammin’ Salmon grilling spice mix.

Being from Eagle River, Alaska, where (I think) it’s also not grilling season, she sent me a wonderful recipe for Seared Salmon with Lentils using the spice.

Why did she do this, you wonder?

Because she is a kind person who wanted to make my dismal Christmas in a poorly heated rental house a little brighter?

Because she is a kind person who wanted to spare my readers from yet another onslaught of self-pi.jpgty and complaints?

The latter, I think….

But, also, because she participated in the Second Annual Season’s Eatings: a holiday gift exchange of a spice, herb or food, unique or typical to the area of the giver.

Let me pause here to show you what a glorious day we had driving over the Pyrenees into Andorra last Tuesday.  Yes, I know it’s not Alaska but we work with what we have…


Okay, back to the food:

This spice is fantastic, not too hot but chock-a-block with flavor.


Since there was snow, even here in the Lot-et-Garonne when we got back last night I did the salmon in a skillet.

Since we had been eating an inordinate amount of rich, hearty food (Wild Boar Stew anyone?) I wanted something light.

Salmon with Fried Rice….

I put about 1 tsp of the rub on the salmon and quickly seared it in 1
tbs of olive oil.  I have to admit, I sprinkled a bit more spice on
when I turned it…

When done, I drizzled about 1 tsp of soy sauce over the top and Voila!


A side of Fried Rice with Peas and we had the perfect antidote to 4 days of Port and Stilton…


The salmon was absolutely fantastic!   Thank you, thank you, thank you Cindy!!!!!

I can’t wait to try it on the grill….if there’s any left.

Next up is the Salmon with Lentils.

Oh, I’d give you the recipe for the Fried Rice but mon mari has just informed me that my internet time is up….

Gotta run…..

The recap of all of the Season’s Eatings gift exchanges will be right here, later this week… Be sure to come back to read about the fun.

8 thoughts on “Slammin’ Salmon, winter version; Season’s Eatings”

  1. I know I don’t leave many comments on your posts, Katie, but you should know that I read all of them and get great pleasure doing so. All my best to you during these trying house-fixing times. Someday you’ll look back on these months (god forbid, years) and really laugh. For the time being, your terrific sense of humor, laced with mouth watering recipes, amid all the chaos, has me humbled. I’m not sure I could do it.

  2. We had grilled salmon tonight also, marinated in garlic and soy sauce with brown sugar. That along with a creamy Caesar salad was all that was needed after the heavy Christmas week eating.

  3. Thanks, Joelen, it was just what we needed after Christmas
    Ahhh, Christine… Years!!!!! Laughter keeps us sane. Being able to rant on the blog doesn’t hurt, either hahaha Thanks for reading – and commenting!
    Simona, thank you for participating… It was fun!
    We grill a lot of salmon, too, outdoorgriller, it’s mon mari’s favorite fish (only fish?)
    Susan, I wish it were warm enough here to grill, sigh…
    Chris… thanks, sweetie!
    Cindy, it is/was wonderful! I hope it lasts until spring for the grill. Thanks again…

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