It was well overdue. With the holidays behind us, finally, I can put the meats and spiral hams on a hiatus. Well, I still have some of that ham at the rear of the freezer. Good riddance!….shhh! I’ll do a revisit; but not now!

It’s the New Year (2015), and I’m  trying to find ways to gain some semblance of sanity with my dietary intakes, even for a day. So, with that said, I decided to go fishing and to pay a visit to the farm stand. And look what I found (well, after I doctored them up):-

  • A couple of pieces of skinless salmon
  • Assorted root veggies (carrot,sweet potatoes, zucchini)

I also added onion, broccoli, and tomato (not shown).

Seasoned Salmon for pan-searing and chopped Veggies for roasting
Seasoned Salmon for pan-searing and chopped Veggies for roasting

Based on studies, one of the great benefits of  (oily fish) salmon is that it’s excellent for heart health. Moreover, a serving kept me satiated for sometime. And, with the great partnering with my root veggies, I got a double whammy for my appetite.

Assorted veggies (sweet potatoes/zucchini/carrots) were sliced and placed on baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper and a dash of cinnamon. Then they were placed in a 400 degree oven for approximately 35 minutes (flipping once) until cooked.

Salmon pieces were dried with paper towel. In a hot skillet, olive oil was drizzled and  a quick pan-sear was done on low to medium heat. Fish was removed from pan and chopped onions, tomatoes, red bell pepper and broccoli were added for a quick stir-fry (some crispyiness was left).

A sauce made of [soy sauce(low sodium), honey, lemon juice,  vinegar, a salt/pepper], was blended and drizzled on veggies and half was reserved for fish. Veggies were put aside and fish returned to skillet. With a quick brush of sauce on fish, the dish was complete.

Entire dish of seared salmon/assorted roasted veggies
Entire dish of seared salmon/assorted roasted veggies

Pan-seared salmon was served with roasted root veggies along with additional stir-fried batch of veggies. The combination was divine.


Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.


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