Do you have those days where you don’t mind cooking but more than anything you just don’t want to clean up the mess? I have them all the time, dishes are never ending around here. So, when there’s an easy recipe out there that requires minimal prep and clean up I’m all over it!
It’s incredibly simple (I think I could make it if I had to), healthy, and of course DELICIOUS!
It takes less than 10 minutes to prep AND cook— perfect for weeknights when you’re in a hurry but don’t want to sacrifice nutrition and flavor. I really like this recipe, because it’s an easy, “less-mess” way to enjoy fish and veggies.
My husband came in right after I finished photographing this dish. He grabbed a fork and finished the whole thing in just a few minutes. I cooked the salmon and broccoli in one pan because they cook at the same rate and I wanted all the flavors of the garlic and butter to mix throughout the entire dish.
1. To begin place a tablespoon of butter in a pan. Wait until the pan is hot and the butter has fully melted. BE SURE THE PAN IS VERY HOT before adding the salmon so it gets caramelized.
2. Season the salmon and broccoli with salt and pepper. Then add the salmon and broccoli and cook for about 3 minutes on one side.
3. Then flip and cook for about 3 minutes on the other side. Add the garlic and black pepper. Let the garlic cook for just 1-2 minutes or just until it begins to brown. Turn off the heat and squeeze half a lemon into the dish.