Friday is for Food: 20 Minute Skillet Salmon

I should start by saying that I've never really liked fish. I only recently started eating salmon because I know it is good for me and my husband really likes it. So I've started experimenting with salmon recipes in order to boost our healthy eating and to get myself over the whole "I don't like fish" phobia.

All that to say, this is a really easy and non-fishy recipe for salmon. I loved it! I got the recipe from Kraft Foods, but I added a few things because I read reviews that said it was a little bland. I'm glad I did.

I don't have a picture because the one I took of it didn't turn out to well. And I made too much sauce so when I put it on the fish it didn't look so pretty. So you will just have to imagine what it looked like.

Here goes (my adapted version):

What you need:
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1/2 cup fat free milk (I used low fat plain yogurt instead and added a dash of milk)
  • 1/4 cup low fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup chopped cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon of dill
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • dash of garlic powder
  • dash of ground mustard
How to make it:
  • Heat large skillet, melt tablespoon of butter on medium-high heat. Add fish, cook 5 minutes on each side (I cooked 5 minutes and then baked for 10 minutes). Remove and keep warm.
  • Add milk, cream cheese, and yogurt to skillet, stir until cream cheese is melted and well-blended.
  • Stir in cucumbers, garlic, and spices.
  • Return fish to skillet. Cook until heated through.
  • Serve fish with sauce on top.
Add a baked sweet potato and some steamed broccoli and then you are in "super food" heaven!