Pan-Fried Salmon with Green Garlic and Capers; dogs on the walk

It’s Friday, so that means we’ll be eating fish of some sort.

It’s spring, so that means we’ll be eating lots of green garlic.

What to do…. what to do…..

Add some lemon, capers, butter, and olive oil and we’re happy eaters in less than 30 minutes.

You can’t find green garlic?

Oh, that is too bad….

Well… you can wait a few months and make it with garlic scapes.

If you can find those…..

Pan-Fried Salmon with Green Garlic and Capers

Total time: 25 minutes


  • 2 salmon fillets, 12oz total, (360gr)
  • 1 lemon, cut in half, pips removed
  • 4 green garlic, sliced, green tops included
  • 2 tbs capers
  • 1 tbs chives, fresh, chopped
  • 2 tsp salad olive oil
  • 2 tsp butter

Pan-Fried Salmon with Green Garlic


  • Heat butter in medium non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add salmon, skin-side up, and sauté 5 minutes, until it starts to brown.
  • Turn skin side down. Add green garlic around the salmon and sauté 6 – 7 minutes, stirring green garlic occasionally.
  • Turn the heat to low, cover and let finish cooking, about 5 minutes longer, depending on thickness.
  • When done remove salmon to 2 plates, slipping off the skin if desired.
  • Add olive oil and capers to skillet, turning heat up to medium.
  • Squeeze lemon over the green garlic and capers, stirring to heat through.
  • Spoon over salmon and serve.

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If you can’t get green garlic, I would substitute 1 clove garlic, minced, and 2 or 3 green onions, sliced, with green tops.

Back to our weekly walks….

We also have dogs that demand our attention when we pass by.

This is Nox.

He’s about 10 months old and is a very good boy. He doesn’t come off of his property.

There is an underground fence helping him maintain his good manners, but he does it in a most dignified manner. He doesn’t bark or run alongside us as we walk by…. Just tilts his head and listens very attentively as we talk to him.

His predecessor, an Australian sheep dog, use to lie in the middle of the road and make all the cars, trucks and tractors stop. Sometimes he would move on his own, sometimes the driver would have to get out and encourage him to get off the road.

Some dogs are confined:

There are actually five dogs behind this fence, but the others were behind the hedge. Four boxers and the golden lab.

There is another golden lab that always tries to walk with us when she escapes the house – which she does frequently, but never when I can get a photo.

This little girl, however, is our very faithful friend:

She is waiting for us every Thursday and comes running as soon as we get near her fence. She barks and jumps until we get close enough to stick our hands through and give her a scratch.

Her owners put her in a kennel last fall and she apparently wasn’t happy…. She barked so much she lost her ‘voice’.

She’s only been able to squeak at us for months.

She doesn’t seem to understand that she has to stop barking in order to be able to bark again.

I’m not normally a fan of little dogs – but she is cute.

And not mine….

I didn’t get photos of any of the hunting dogs. Paying them the least bit of attention causes then to bark like crazy so I didn’t want to stop. As long as we walk rapidly they ignore us.

Now you have been on a tiny part of my weekly walk.

Last update on July 15, 2019

8 thoughts on “Pan-Fried Salmon with Green Garlic and Capers; dogs on the walk”

  1. Fun to visit with these guys. I take tiny dog treats along on my Meals on Wheels route and, after a week or two, even initially ferocious dogs look forward to our visits.

  2. Thank you for this recipe. The farm box I just received contains green garlic and I was wondering how to use it. Perfect timing! Your recipe includes the green tops; the tops on the ones I received are firm and tough like the green tops of leeks. Is that what yours were like? Do they soften as they cook?

    • I use the green until it starts feeling thick and tough. Sometimes that’s only a few inches, other times it’s almost all of it. It depends (I think) on how long ago it was pulled. Hope that helps – and have fun with them!!!

  3. Looks delish and I love salmon. 🙂

    I guess I didn’t realize how populated your area really is.

    • We walk through 2 small villages and one, smaller, hamlet in the 12 km It’s really is an interesting walk! But there are not the wide open spaces anywhere here that there are in the US

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