Recipe: Pan Seared Salmon over Arugula Salad with Sweet Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing

BY: - 13 Jun '14 | Recipes

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Healthy never tasted this good!  Hmm is it the pan seared salmon or the cherry tomatoes in the arugula salad or maybe its the sweet citrus vinaigrette dressing that has my heart filled with butterflies!  This was a fun recipe for me to develop because it has some of my favorite ingredients, salmon and anything salad citrus.

Healthy but YUM YUM YUM Eating

BMWK Pan Seared Salmon Over Arugula Salad with Sweet Citrus Vingerette Dressing ingredients (600x399)

Just a dusting of flour and BAM a beautiful crunchy delicious sear is a comin

BMWK Pan Seared Salmon Over Arugula Salad with Sweet Citrus Vingerette Dressing flour dusting (600x399)

This sweet citrus vinaigrette is so OMG good

BMWK Pan Seared Salmon Over Arugula Salad with Sweet Citrus Vingerette Dressing dressing (600x399)

There is that beautiful sear I love

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Up close and very personal

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PAN SEARED SALMON INGREDIENTS:

2-4 slabs of salmon
2-3 tbsp. corn oil
Herbed butter (1/2 stick room temperature unsalted butter + 1 tbsp. fresh rosemary, 2 tbsp. cilantro and 1 ½ tbsp. thyme – all finely chopped and 1 tsp. crushed garlic)
½ cup flour mixture (wondra flour + 2 tsp. sea salt, 2 tsp. white pepper)
¼ tsp. sea salt and ¼ tsp. white pepper to season salmon

SWEET CITRUS VINAIGRETTE SALAD DRESSING INGREDIENTS:

Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of half a grapefruit
Juice of 1 lime
3 tbsp. honey
¼ cup corn oil
1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
¼ cup chopped red onion
1-2 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper
½ tbsp. granulated sugar

SALAD INGREDIENTS:

3-4 cups baby arugula
½ cup thinly sliced red cabbage
½ cup red cherry tomatoes sliced in half
½ cup yellow cherry tomatoes sliced in half

READY, SET, GO:

  1. To prepare to sear the salmon, add corn oil to Pan over medium/high heat and allow oil to get hot
  2. Season each piece of salmon with sea salt and white pepper (bottom and top), lightly sprinkle with flour mixture, once oil is hot, add 2 pieces (do not over crowd the pan) of salmon to the pan bottom side up and allow to sear 2-3 minutes, then turn over and allow the bottom to sear 2-3 minutes
  3. LET’S MAKE THE HERBED BUTTER (as soon as you add the salmon to the pan so you can be ready) ~ mix half a stick of room temperature unsalted butter with the cilantro, rosemary, thyme, sea salt, garlic and white pepper until incorporated
  4. Once the salmon is done, add 1 tbsp. of herbed butter to the pan, as it melts tilt the pan a little so the oil and butter are easy to spoon out and spoon the melted herbed butter over the salmon, do this 2-3 times, then remove salmon from the pan to a plate and allow to rest 1-2 minutes before adding to top of salad
  5. LET’S MAKE THE SALAD DRESSING ~ to a medium bowl add the lemon juice, lime juice, grapefruit juice, honey, corn oil, red wine vinegar, red onion, sea salt, black pepper and granulated sugar and whisk together until incorporated
  6. LET’S MAKE THE SALAD ~ toss the baby arugula, red cabbage, yellow and red cherry tomatoes together and drizzle with the sweet citrus vinaigrette dressing, top with salmon and add dressing a bit more dressing over the salmon and ENJOY!!

 

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Utokia Langley is the video cooking mean machine and blogger behind She's Got Flavor, a written and video blog created to Sass up your kitchen experience and assist you in creating flavorful dishes that will surely please! She,s Got Flavor is developing a seasoning line that will help intensify the flavor in your food and make life easier and less cluttered in the kitchen for you, stay tuned. Above all Utokia is a child of God, a wife, mother of two beautiful children who think Mom's videos and food are da bomb and a true friend to many.

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3 Ways to Make the 4th of July Fun for the Entire Family

BY: - 3 Jul '14 | Products

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This is a sponsored post brought to you by the Campbell Soup Company. I have partnered with them to spread the word about their new V8 Splash® Lemonade.

The 4th of July holiday should be fun for the entire family, that includes Mom, Dad and the kids.  Mom should not be slaving away the entire day cooking meals and preparing the house for company (unless she enjoys that kind of thing.) Likewise, Dad should not spend his day vacuuming, cooking, or fighting the flames on the grill (unless that’s his cup of tea.)  Finally, the kids should not spend the day bored because they are the only kids at a cookout full of adults.

So here are 3 ways to ensure the entire family enjoys the day:

Great Food and Drinks:

v8SplashLemonade01Instead of cooking all day, how about having great picnic items such as ham and cheese on sweet Hawaiian rolls, chips, pasta salads, fresh fruit or fruit cups, and desserts.  You can even add some delicious fried chicken and rolls from the closest deli.

And don’t forget to keep plenty of water and delicious drinks in your cooler.  This year, we plan to serve V8 Splash® Lemonade.  We absolutely love lemonade…and V8 Splash® Lemonade gives us that great lemonade flavor, plus it’s an excellent source of Vitamin C and only 80 calories per 8 ounce glass. My kids love fruit juices. So, I couldn’t have been happier to find that they love the taste of the new V8 Splash® Lemonade.

Great Family and Friends:

For the last few years, Lamar and I have invited couples (with kids) that we love spending time with to a picnic at the pool.  Each family brings their own picnic basket and cooler full of the items that I mentioned above.  And we have fun all day at the pool, enjoying good food and good company.  If you don’t have a pool in your neighborhood, consider a local park or a public pool.

Great Fireworks:

We usually leave the pool in the late afternoon…this gives us enough time to shower, wash hair, and take naps before the fireworks begin.  The 4th of July is not the same without a great fireworks show.  And since we try to keep our day stress free, we usually visit our local show, rather than going to downtown Atlanta to the big one with the crowds and traffic and such.

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We also pack the remainder of our picnic items with us in the cooler.  What’s more enjoyable than sitting on the lawn, eating snacks, and sipping Lemonade with your family and friends while watching a spectacular fireworks show on the 4th of July.

V8 Splash® Lemonade offers a fun and refreshing twist to a classic summer drink. Fueled with an excellent source of vitamin C, each 8-ounce glass contains 80 calories per serving — making it a delicious, crisp seasonal favorite.

BMWK – How do you plan to make the 4th of July fun for your entire family?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by the Campbell Soup Company. I have partnered with them to spread the word about their new V8 Splash® Lemonade. The new V8 Splash® flavors use great-tasting ingredients and are available at retailers nationwide. For more information, visit www.v8juice.com All opinions and stories are my own.

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