Baked Salmon with Lemon Mayonnaise

For the first time in my life I watched the president’s acceptance speech, live.

I never stayed up to watch it when I lived in the U.S…. And I hadn’t really planned on watching it here.

But, when I turned the news on at breakfast this morning, there it was.

I didn’t even realize that it was live until it was over and the voice announced the end of live coverage.

It was a good speech.

And then we went back to the war in Syria.

The news that we watch is different.  There are no talking heads, no faces, no opinions…. Just voices describing whatever events are being shown on the screen in as few words as possible.

I hope it doesn’t change.

Something else that doesn’t change is me cooking with a minimum of ingredients.

A light coating of mayonnaise, thinned with lemon and olive oil, keeps the salmon fillets, moist. 

It gets a lovely golden color while baking and infuses the salmon with a fresh lemon flavor.

Baked Salmon
with Lemon Mayonnaise

Total time: 20 minutes 

 Ingredients:

  • 2 salmon fillets or steaks, steaks, 6oz each (175 gr each)
  • 3 tbs mayonnaise
  • 1 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Olive oil for coating pan

Salmon with Lemon Mayonnaise

 Instructions:

  • Whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon and oil. 
  • Put salmon on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
  • Divide lemon mayonnaise evenly and spread over salmon. 
  • Bake at 400 F for 10 – 15 minutes, until top is light brown and fish flakes easily.   Serve.

Note:  For easy clean up cover pan with foil first.  This is especially nice if you are using fillets with the skin on.  You can carefully lift the salmon off the skin to serve, leaving the skin on the foil.  Then wrap the whole mess up and toss (or feed it to the dogs). 

As many of you may remember, I have a Kindle.

I love my Kindle.

I would happily put all of my books on my Kindle…. If I didn’t have to pay full price to buy them again in order to do that.

But that’s another issue.

My current issue is that I can’t seem to remember that I can download a sample of a book before I buy it.

When I buy paper books, I always read both covers, flaps, the first page and a few more pages here and there in the book.

Even when I buy them on Amazon, I always do the ‘See Inside’ bit to get an idea if I’ll like the writing.

Of course, I’m paying full price for those books.

Most of the books on my Kindle are the daily or monthly specials that are .99 or 1.99 or 2.99.  

I usually, (okay, rarely), read the reviews. 

I figure I can’t go too far wrong at .99.

The problem is, once there on my Kindle I feel like I have to read them.

Some just need a good editor to clean them up – like the one I just finished. The main character had a dog that was an intergral part of the first few scenes, then never mentioned again until the last chapter. Where was the dog for the 200 pages / 4 weeks in between?

And some of them are just really abysmal: typos, fractured grammer, forgetting that a character died 50 pages earlier….

I took a stance today.

I only read 10 pages of the latest .99 cent special. Then I made a new category on my kindle to tuck away books not worth my time to read.

In honor of the category (and because I was riding my bike at the time) I misspelled it: ‘Nott worth it’.

Someday I’ll figure out how to correct that…..

5 thoughts on “Baked Salmon with Lemon Mayonnaise”

  1. Good idea to track the ones not worth your time so you don’t forget and order them twice. That salmon makes me hungry just reading about it. Gonna try it this week.

  2. I love to read and on the whole I don’t like to not see things to the end but if I am not enjoying a book then I think life is too short to read things you aren’t enjoying when there is just so much fabulous reading material out there.

  3. Funny, I have a Kindle on my iPad and while I’ve read some good books on it, I’ve also read some bad ones. I feel I have to read them, too. And honestly, a really bad one actually got me through Election Night, which is sort of a holiday for nail biting at our house.
    I like minimal ingredients too! This recipe reminds me of one I got from a Weight Watchers instructors, which was mayo, minced onions and parmesan on sole (or cod). I’ve been meaning to try it on salmon.

  4. Zoomie, it’s those daily deals that always suck me in 😉
    manningroad, I agree – and I also have a hard time not finishing a book I’ve started. I keep hoping they’ll improve …
    Thanks, Zlewy
    Mimi, I really should get over that, esp. when they’re fee. When I pay I really have to finish them 😉

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