SALMON WITH BASIL – PARSLEY – GARLIC IN LEMON SAUCE / STEAMED ASPARAGUS WITH LEMON PEPPER / HERBED MASHED POTATOES

–salmon (size of 3 decks of cards, one-half pound)

–basil

–parsley

–garlic powder

–lemon juice

–salt and pepper

–olive oil

–asparagus (frozen, package for steaming)

–lemon pepper

–potatoes (2, medium)

–milk (dairy, soy, or almond)

–tarragon, basil, oregano, marjoram, onion bits, garlic powder

 

 

1 – Scrub the potato skins.  Cut potatoes into 1 – inch pieces.  Place in a covered baking dish.  Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Add 1 inch of water.  Microwave for 15 minutes on high.

2 – Place the salmon in a covered baking dish.  Add a little water, and then several squirts of lemon juice.  Season with basil, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Set aside.

3 – Steam the asparagus in the package designed for steaming for 3 and one-half minutes.  Leave in the package for warmth until ready to serve.

4 – Place the cooked potatoes in a food processor.  Season with all the herbs (tarragon, basil, oregano, marjoram, onion bits, garlic powder).  Add a small amount of milk.  Pulse until smooth.  Return to covered baking dish.  Microwave for 2 minutes on high.

5 – Open the package of asparagus.  Season with salt, pepper, olive oil, and lemon pepper.

6 – Microwave the salmon for 4 and one-half minutes.  When finished, test the center to be sure that it is done.  If not, return to the microwave for 1 minute more.

7 – Serve the meal hot.

–salmon adapted from allrecipes.com; other recipes original.

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