Brighten up your usual salmon recipe with this Corn Salsa Salmon. Salmon is marinated in garlic and chili powder and topped with corn, fava beans and onion for a colorful salmon dish.
Today we are going to talk about salmon. …no, we’re not (ok yes we are but not until later). Today we’re going to talk about the totally awesome, fun weekend Miguel and I had. ….no we’re not. I have an entire post dedicated to our time in Hocking Hills coming within the next week. No, today we are going to talk about bachelor and bachelorette parties.
Married people: did you have a bachelor/bachelorette party? Where did you go? If you didn’t have one, why not? Miguel and I both decided that we’re having one, we just aren’t sure where we want to go. Here’s the thing: I’m trying my hardest to be as least diva-like as possible in regards to the wedding itself, so I kind of almost feel like pulling a ‘Bridesmaids’ and being a diva for my party. Kind of. I think this may have to do with my strong want to be on a beach right nooooooow.
Like, laying by the beach with my besties, getting our tan on (except I don’t tan so… allowing my skin to turn the slightest shade darker), drinking margaritas and beers and water because hydration and eating chips and guac and taking posed and pre-thought out laughing photos and posting them on Instagram. HOW PERFECT DOES THAT SOUND? So perfect. The truth is, if I don’t do something at least halfway cool, I’m not sure I’ll ever get the opportunity to go on a trip with all my best gals pals.
Currently, Miguel is thinking of renting out a lake house and hanging out there for a few days with his groomsmen, which also sounds like a good idea in my opinion.
Who knows! I do know that I have some time to think about it, but it’s become pretty clear that time does in fact fly by and everyone keeps telling me that once you hit the one year mark (which we have), you basically blink and it’s your wedding day. Craziness.
If we do end up going to a beach of some sort, I will be ordering fresh caught salmon, because seafood is an absolute must when you’re staying on the water! Luckily you can still enjoy flavorful salmon even if you live far, far away from the ocean (ahem… Pittsburgh).
Can we all just agree that salmon is the best kind of fish? I love it so much, but I don’t buy it as often as I buy others kind of fish because it tends to be pricier. Once again, Trader Joe’s saved the day and didn’t make me pay an arm and a leg for salmon. Thanks TJ’s. This salmon recipe is awesome becauseeeee A) the salmon is cooked right over the stovetop—no turning on the oven necessary—and B) It’s loaded with veggies and flavor! A win-win if you ask me. I served this salmon with a side of rice and any leftover vegetables and it was a delicious, filling meal.
If you’re looking for a way to dress up your salmon, look no further!
PS why are my intro’s and closings to all of my blog posts so cheesy? I can’t help it!
Corn Salsa Salmon
- 2 salmon filets
- 2-3 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 cup corn cooked
- 1/4 cup fava beans cooked
- 2 tbsp red onion diced
- 1 tbsp cilantro
- 2 tsp lime juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- For the salmon: heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; while oil is heating, combine 1 tbsp olive oil, garlic and chili powder together in a bowl and brush on both sides of salmon.
- Place salmon skin side up in skillet and cook until salmon is easy to flip, approximately 5 minutes.
- Flip salmon and cook on other side for an additional 5 minutes or until salmon is easy to cut with a fork.
- For the salsa: combine ingredients in a bowl (if not already warm, be sure to warm them up).
- Place salsa atop salmon, add salt and pepper as needed.
Q: Where did you go for your bachelor/bachelorette party? If you aren’t married, where do you think you’d like to go? What is your favorite kind of fish?
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