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Basil Garlic Salmon and Hasselback Potatoes

Last Friday, Maciek and I were wondering what to make for dinner and we decided to try out a couple things we had seen on foodgawker a while back. The first part involved Hasselback Potatoes (original recipe here: http://www.seasaltwithfood.com/2009/05/hasselback-potatoes.html). We picked up a couple of large russet potatoes from Jewel and it was time to get to work! We began slicing our potatoes, taking care to stop about a 1 cm before actually slicing through. We cut up about 6 cloves of garlic into thin slices which were inserted between the slices of potato. After applying a bit of butter, olive oil, sea salt, freshly ground pepper, and paprika + cumin for a kick, the potatoes were good to go and baked in the oven for about 50 minutes at 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

While waiting for the potatoes to cook, we began preparations for the salmon. Seeing how Maciek’s basil plant “Bazzle” was at a healthy size, we decided to try out a baked garlic basil recipe found here: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/baked-salmon-with-basil-and-garlic/detail.aspx. We had bought a nice 1.3 lb Salmon fillet earlier which we laid whole on a baking sheet and added large amounts of olive oil, diced garlic, lemon juice, salt, and ground pepper. We stuck it in the oven along with the potatoes and twenty minutes later, we were ready to feast.

After taking our usual pictures, we feasted–the potatoes were crispy and tender at the same time though perhaps we could have use even more paprika; the salmon was most definitely ‘succulent and juicy’ and incredibly flavorful. Overall, it was pretty fantastic meal and it all came out to be less than $8 for each of us. So much better than dining hall food. Stay tuned for more updates soon.

Jerry