Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Roasted Salmon w/ Purple Cauliflower Mash

This evening I had planned to make salmon for dinner. I still had 2 large Copper River Wild Salmon fillets and was going to cook one of them. My youngest son popped in unexpectedly this evening shortly after I got home from I ended up making both of them. I kept it simple and melted a couple tablespoons of Kerrygold Garlic & Herb Butter and mixed it with about 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and a pinch of Celtic sea salt to coat them with. I placed the fish on a baking sheet and brushed the fillets with the lemon herb butter and popped them into a 450 degree F oven, then immediately reduced the temp to 425 degrees and roasted them for 12 minutes; removed them from the oven and covered tightly with foil and let sit for 10 minutes to complete cooking. They turned out great.

To go with our roasted salmon, I made mashed cauliflower -- but not just ANY old mashed cauliflower...I made PURPLE mashed cauliflower. LOL When I was grocery shopping this weekend, they had some of the most beautiful heads of purple cauliflower, so I picked one up. I will's odd looking but it's also gorgeous, too. I debated how to prepare it and decided to go with making my rich and thick Parmesan Cauliflower Mash. Even though it looked was delicious. My son said it looked like I threw "Barney" (a/k/a the purple dinosaur) into a blender. I made some simple steamed fresh broccoli to go with our meal. It was a colorful meal to say the least. I snapped a few photos for you to see below. Youngest son didn't leave until late this evening so this is a late post...but I wanted you to see my purple cauliflower. Check out my "purple rain" special below. :-) Enjoy!


Chinomso said...

Looks great.
Without seeing your blog post I bought salmon today and (white) Cauliflower as well. And now I look forward eating this tomorrow.

Your blog is wonderful. Thanks a lot.

Greatings from Germany

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks, Iris! I guess great minds think alike, right? Hope you enjoy your salmon and cauliflower as much as I enjoyed mine.

Thanks so much! :-)

DrLFRoberts said...

Where oh where did you get the purple cauliflower? Very beautiful!!

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi DrLFRoberts,

Believe it or not, I actually found it locally at my Kroger! I had never seen them carry it before and it was just to beautiful to pass up. Pretty unusual looking, isn't it? :-)