Ingredients - Lemon Dill Salmon

Ingerdients - Steamed Artichoke

Step-by-step recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and prepare all your ingredients. Let's begin with the artichoke.

  2. Place a pot with an inch of water in it on the stove and bring the water to a boil.

    Optional: add a slice of lemon and one garlic clove to add flavor to the artichoke as it steams.

  3. Rinse the artichoke in cold running water.

  4. Prepare the artichoke for steaming by trimming away the stem leaving about 1 inch from the base. Then trimming the tip of the artichoke top, up to an inch.

  5. Once the artichoke is prepared and the water boiling, place the artichoke in the pot and cover. Bring the heat down to low and let the artichoke steam for about 20-25 minutes.

    You can check to see if the artichoke is done by pulling off the bottom leaves, if they come off easily then it is done cooking.

  6. While the artichoke is steaming let's start the salmon! Here are the ingredients + prep for the salmon.

  7. Rinse the salmon under cold water and pat it dry with a paper towel.

  8. Place salmon, skin side down, on a non-stick baking sheet or a baking pan lined with aluminum foil.

  9. Let's dress the salmon! Take your lemon and cut it in half. Take one half and squeeze the lemon juice onto the salmon, then take the other half and cut it into slices. Place the slices on top of the salmon.

  10. Chop up some dill and sprinkle onto the salmon.

  11. Season salmon with salt and pepper.

  12. Place the salmon into the oven and bake until salmon is cooked through, estimates vary between 10-12 minutes per inch of thickness, but I prefer to watch it. You should be looking for the meat to turn opaque and pink all the way through.

    Example: this isn't done yet. We needed to stick it in for another few minutes!

  13. When it's done, prepare to serve and enjoy :)

    Sidenote: we happened to make a side salad as well, but it was way too much food. The artichoke + salmon alone filled us up with deliciousness.