Monday, March 9, 2015

Irish whisky roasted salmon

Next week is St. Patrick's Day, and I know everyone becomes Irish for that day just to celebrate.  I've ALWAYS been infatuated with Ireland: the rain, the green rolling hills, the stonework, the food, the lightheartedness, the myths, the faeries, all of it.  The Hubby and I will make it there someday; I might never come back to America!

So anyway, I went all out for St. Patrick's Day this year.  I not only made some delicious Irish recipes that I will be sharing this week, but I also gathered my favorite Irish sayings and proverbs which I will be sharing too!

First up is this delicious salmon recipe.  I even researched to see if Ireland has salmon (which they do in case you were wondering).  I loved this salmon recipe because it was easy, and the leftovers work great on salads and such.  I wasn't sure what to expect, but I loved that the whisky toned down the strong taste of fish.  I will definitely be making this again!

Irish whisky roasted salmon
 {Irish whisky roasted salmon}

Irish whisky roasted salmon
{I served mine with peas for a light dinner}

one year ago:  lima beans with garlic butter sauce

Irish whisky roasted salmon

makes 4 servings

4-6 ounce salmon fillets
2 tablespoons honey
1⁄4 cup cider vinegar
1⁄4 cup Irish whiskey (1 small bottle of Jameson is perfect!)
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt & freshly ground black pepper
  1. Place salmon in a container that is suitable for marinating.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients until combined.
  3. Pour over salmon and marinate for 4 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 450.
  5. Remove salmon from marinate and place in a clean baking dish.
  6. Roast for 10-12 minutes or until light pink and flaky.
  7. Enjoy! 
{one of my favorite Irish blessings}

Sláinte! (cheers/good health)
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