Monday, January 6, 2014

Simply Delicious:Salmon Fillets With Caper-Lemon Butter


Have you made your New Year's resolution?
Or do you think it's not worth it because you won¿t stick to it anyhow?
Maybe I'm a bit blue eyed about it, but I still think it's a great way to start the year.
Purely statistically speaking the numbers are not encouraging.
It is believed ( I can't remeber where I read this and I sincerely wonder who publishes and analizes themes like this one) that about 1 out of three of us make a New Year's resolution, and about 75% still stick to it after 1 week but less than half do so after 6 month.
So plan for bumps on the road and stay strong.
But how proud must be the other half who showed  their will power and stood by their purpose.
My husband, best husband of ALL of course :), succeeded in quitting smoking that way several years ago.
I didn't succeed in sticking to a diet last year but thank heavens there is another chance another year.
Or, as the saying goes, victories make you proud, defeats make you strong! ( I must be getting stronger year by year!)
Anyhow, this delicious Salmon recipe is a healthy, fuss-free start for this year.
And the best is, you don't have to sacrifice flavor for health benefits or stay hours in the kitchen to prepare this treat.

You need: 

2 skinless salmon fillets about 120g each
1 tbsp. good quality olive oil
2 tbsp.butter
1 1/4 tbsp. capers
2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemmon juice
Salt, freshly ground pepper
400 g potatoes (waxy potatoes work best)
1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsely

Method:
Season the fillets with salt and pepper.
Heat the oil in a large non stick skillet to medium-high heat.
Place the fillets in the skillet and cook until golden brown (about 3-4 minutes), then turn the fillets over with a spatula and cook until the other side is golden brown, about 3 more minutes.

Remove the fillets from the pan and rest under foil.
Rinse the capers.
Add the butter in the pan and when foaming, add the capers and cook for only one minute.

Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice.

Sprinkle with chopped parsely if desired.

Apart, wash and peel the potatoes.
Put water in a large pot, add salt and potatoes and bring water to boiling. Reduce heat to medium and cook potatoes until tender.
Sprinkle with a bit of butter and chopped parsely.

Pure the caper butter on top of the fillets and serve immediately together with the parsely potatoes.




Enjoy!
Serves 2.
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68 comments:

  1. What a lovely recipe to start the year off with. I quit making resolutions many years ago, it seems like I never could make it past the week mark before I failed them. I hope yours goes much better than mine! Happy New Year!

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    1. Hi Karen,
      hanks so much for your kind words, I think it's quite wise to quit NY's resolutions:)
      Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

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  2. What a simple yet delicious meal, Daniela! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you so much Denise!
      Happy New Year to you and your family as well!

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  3. This is a lovely meal - I enjoy salmon a lot. I do set goals for each year, which I guess is kind of like a resolution.... Happy New Year!!

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    1. Hi Amy,
      I think setting goals instead of resolutions is a very clever approach.
      Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  4. I'm not a big fan of salmon but man this recipe looks killer. I love capers and I love lemon so I'm pretty sure I would enjoy this one. Healthy and tasty. Just what you need to kick-start the new year!

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    1. Thank you so much Mike, happy to hear you enjoyed the post, despite of the salmon:)
      I think it would work out with other fish fillets like sea bass or sole quite as well.

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  5. This looks like a terrific way to start the year, whether or not it's part of a resolution!

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  6. Thank you Beth and- yes it was part of a resolution:)
    Cheers.

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  7. I love capers! Your whole dish is fantastic.

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  8. Sabes, nunca hemos hecho resoluciones de año nuevo, es que a veces con la emoción del momento como que uno se entusiasma tanto y no se da cuenta de lo que está diciendo...ja,ja,ja. Si lo hiciera sin duda el tema de la dieta sería lo primero en estar en la lista, pero también lo primero en que no se cumpla, qué puedo hacer, me gusta comer..ja,ja,ja...

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    1. Es cierto, el tema de las resoluciones es también emocional.
      Veremos que pasa esta año, te cuento :)
      Un abrazo

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  9. Love capers too, this dish looks so tasty. I don't usually have resolutions but I do have a very different one this year...it will be on the blog later this week ;-)

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    1. Looking forward to here more about this on your next post.
      Have a great day!

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  10. First of all, congratulations on quitting smoking! I did over 25 years ago and am so glad I did.

    What a delicious way to prepare salmon, which is one of our favorite kinds of fish. I won't buy the farmed salmon anymore and getting nice wild-caught fillets is harder now.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Susan!
      I do agree completeley with you that wild caught salmon is much tastier and better for your health.
      Cheers.

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  11. Great minds think alike Daniela! it is always good to start the new year healthy! Personally, I love capers with anything. And this way is superb! Welcome back!

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    1. You are so right, Amy :)
      Happy to hear you enjoy salmon with capers as we do, it's one of our family favorites.

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  12. Yes, Daniela. This sounds delicious! Love salmon and capers together :) ela

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    1. Hi Ela,
      Happy to hear that you enjoyed the post!
      Cheers.

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  13. I love salmon! The pan sauce with capers sounds perfect to go with the fish.

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  14. I definitely love the taste of capers. This is a great dish!! I'd be sure to love it!

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    1. Hi Ashley,
      salmon with capers is one of our family favorites too.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Such a great recipe! I love salmon, and this is such a lovely presentation. Welcome back, and Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words John.
      Happy New Year to you and Mrs. KR as well!

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  16. My goal recently has been to lose some weight- I've lost 3.7 kgs (8 pounds) and this has been hard to do while cooking and blogging. After I made my Cherries in Wine Sauce Tart, I had to give away most of it to friends since I couldn't eat any! Anyway, your salmon dish doesn't look too 'fattening' so I'll give it a try- Happy New Year!

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    1. A Happy New Year to you and everybody at home as well, Fran!
      And good Luck with your resolutions too:)

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  17. I absolutely love the simple clean flavors of this dish. Delicious post. And A very Happy New Year!

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    1. A Happy New Year to you and your family as well , my friend!
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. HOMELY,COMFORTING AND ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS FOOD...SOMETHING WE WON'T HESITATE HAVING VERY OFTEN FOR DINNER...GLORIOUS AND FLAVORFUL POST,THANKS FOR SHARING :-)

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    1. Hi my friends,
      thank you so much for your kind words!
      Have a great weekend.

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  19. Daniela, this salmon is one of the best looking salmons I've ever seen! I just want to grab it through my laptop screen and eat it! Yum! I hope the New Year is treating you well. :)

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    1. Hi Julia,
      Would love to be able to pass it on through my laptop screen:))
      Happy to hear that you enjoyed the post!

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  20. Hi Daniela, I love salmon no matter how it's being prepared. Yours looks so yummy and irresistible. Will give this a try. Thanks for sharing, Daniela and all the best to you in 2014 and may all your wishes come true :)

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    1. Hi Ivy,
      Thank you so much for your good wishes.
      May you have a wonderful New Year too and may your wishes and hopes come true!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. What a beautiful way to prepare salmon. I have some fresh fillets in the fridge and I must do this!

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    1. So glad to hear that you enjoyed the post Angie.
      Have a great weekend!

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  22. I'm not much for resolutions, but more for goals, which I write on the first page of the year notebook. This way, it's in front of me all the time and in front :)

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  23. Definitely, your method to have your goals all time in front of you sounds very efficient, Fran!
    With your permission, I will have to copy this for next year :))
    Cheers.

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  24. Love the flavours in this salmon dish! So perfect to start the year. I'm definitely making this soon.

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  25. Hi Sonali,
    thanks so much for your kind words.
    Hope you will enjoy this dish :)

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  26. Salmon and potatoes... best combination! Never tried with capers, must be delicious. Good luck with your resolutions this year. I also struggle a lot to stick with resolutions, especially when it comes to dieting :)

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    1. Hi Daniela,
      So happy to hear you enjoyed the post.
      NYR aren't easy to follow- good news are you get a new chance every year:))

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  27. Hey if you don't try at all - that's an automatic failure! so attempting is already half way to success! :) :)
    Love salmon with potatoes, always delicious.

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    1. Hi Alla,
      Welcome to my blog!
      I do completely agree with you: trying to stick to a NYR is absolutely worthwhile.
      Cheers!

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  28. Here's to sticking to our resolutions! There's so much great flavor in this meal.

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    1. Hi Joanne,
      Cheers to this!
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  29. Congratulations on quitting - I did the night before I got married, 28 years ago. So happy for you. Simple delicious salmon - sounds and looks amazing! Have a great day!

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    1. Hi Tricia,
      Wow, that's wonderful to hear, congrats !
      Have a great day.

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  30. Gosh, what a lovely elegant salmon dish......
    Btw, i lost 13 kilos last years and 15 more to go this years,
    i hope we'll doing it great this year!

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    1. Wow, that's amazing, congrats!
      Good luck for this year and- yes we can :))

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  31. Hi Daniela, nice plating. I love the potato but I'm not a fan of salmon. We can't get fresh salmon in my territory, all came in frozen pack which I find the fishy smell a bit strong.

    I never make new year resolution cos after 1 week.. I forgot everything. LOL I love to eat and try new recipes, so very hard for me to stick to strict diet. :)) Anyway I'm happy as long as no health glitches.
    Wish you all the best in 2014, may your dream come true.

    Have a lovely week, my dear friend. Regards.

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    1. Hi Amelia ,
      I didn't know that it's difficult to get fresh salmon in Malaysia , but on the other hand you have such a wonderful variety of other fresh fish and seafood , so never mind.
      It's true, sticking to a diet, specially for us food bloggers is not easy but- yes we can!
      All the best for 2014 for you as well, my friend!

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  32. Daniela, this is sure my kind of meal, simple and healthy...I love the lemon paired with capers...
    Thanks for the inspiration and hope you are enjoying your week my dear :D

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    1. Hi Juliana,
      Thanks so much for your great feedback, happy to hear that you enjoyed the post!

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  33. Hi Daniela,
    What a wonderfully heathy dish you've shared and so pretty, too. I love the ease of it and also how you decorated the plate!

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    1. Thanks so much Kitty!
      Glad to hear that you enjoyed the post!
      I do agree with you that presenting the food is important because I think it should be a nice experience not only for your taste buds but for your eyes as well :)
      Cheers.

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  34. Hoping this year will be your year! And with a delicious meal like this, dieting should be a breeze! I'm doing no carbs now, and these potatoes are tempting me. But this salmon will be perfect! Thanks for sharing : )

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    1. Hi Natalie,
      Thanks for your great feed back and good luck with your law carb diet!
      Would be great to hear about your experience after you reached your goal.
      I never tried a law carb regime but I read it's very much in right now.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  35. The lemon caper sauce sounds fantastic with salmon. This dish looks like a great way to start the year!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa.
      I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the post.
      Have a great start and a Happy 2014!

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  36. I love the combination of lemon and capers! And we cook salmon pretty frequently among all kinds of fish we eat, so this will come to our table soon! And new year resolution? I'm keeping it ok so far. I am terrible at food related resolution too, so I just try to keep one thing - eat small portion... so far so good. :)

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  37. Hi Nami,
    I couldn't agree more with you, Salmon is one of the most delightful fishes and so versatile too!
    Thanks for stopping by.

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