Salmon with lime butter

Is this a healthy recipe? I’m not sure. I was all set to tell you about how Greg and I have been eating healthy, and I planned to provide this dish as proof. But I can’t think of a way to defend the butter here.

Anyway, Greg and I really have been eating healthy. I am still trying to get off the baby weight. And after all of the fretting I’ve heard from new moms on this topic, I will just say that it is much, much harder to take off the weight when your baby dies. I have seven pounds to go, and I am going to get back into my regular jeans, goshdarnit!

Enough ranting. This salmon recipe comes from Gourmet magazine via Epicurious. Not only is it easy, but that butter will cover up any mistakes you make with the fish, such as way overcooking it, like a certain someone did.

I scaled the original recipe down for our family.

1 pound salmon fillets
zest of one lime

1/2 large garlic clove, chopped
1/8 cup lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted

Season salmon with salt and pepper, then cook over a grill or in a grill pan indoors. When the salmon is done, sprinkle it with lime zest.

For the lime butter, puree garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. Add melted butter and blend until well mixed. Spoon the butter over the fish. And maybe onto your side dishes, too. Or just right into your mouth.

You’ll have to excuse the not-very-precise photo below. The fish close-ups that we took were a little wonky. On a side note, Eleanor has decided that she likes broccoli. I can’t be serious, right? But I am. We are eating broccoli EVERY SINGLE DAY.