Eat This Salmon. Lose 5 lbs.

Did I tell you my 30 year high school reunion is coming up?
Well, now you have figured out my age.

I would like to lose a solid 6 lbs. before the big event. I really need to get serious and stop eating cheese at 11 pm; drinking more than 2 cocktails on weekends, and basically, stop baking all together.

Maybe I should just quit the food blogging business for a while.

Is this a business? If so, let me know.

My friend Linda eats this when she wants a little detox in her life.

I would happily eat this dish weekly, whether or not I need to lose a few pounds.
It is my new favorite, EASY weeknight dinner.

Linda's Spiced Salmon: 2 portions

(2) 6 oz. salmon filets
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tsp chili powder
grated zest of the half lemon
3/4 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Spray some PAM on a foil lined baking sheet (parchment paper is good too). Lay the salmon filets on the foil.

Preheat oven to 425F.

Squirt the fresh lemon juice over the salmon pieces.

Mix the spices and zest together.

Divide the spice mixture in half and pat it down on the salmon.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish.

This was delicious. LOVED.

Maybe with some help from this salmon, I will win the "Dick Clark Award" at my reunion again (the award for the oldest teenager!).


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Claudia said…
Now, now I graduated high school early during the NYC years when they were fast-forwarding you out of the system - one never knows about age...

The salmon is perfect for spring eating. Beautifully spiced. I am working on getting rid of a solid 15 pounds...the pasta diet isn't working.
Ciao Chow Linda said…
Thanks for the shout-out. Even without losing the 6 pounds, you'll look sensational at your reunion. and with Henry by your side, you'll be a knock- out!!
Pa leese! You don't need to lose an ounce! I though, need to stock up on salmon and go to town with Linda's yummy recipe. p.s. All your former classmates will be so envious of you!
Oui, Chef said…
Everyone in my family loves salmon except me, I find it a touch too fishy. The only way I CAN eat it is to doll it up with a tasty rub or sauce to cover the flavor of the fish a bit. This looks like just the ticket. Have fun making all the other women at the reunion jealous!
Got interested in losing weight. I'll mix exercise with this delicious dish and hope to see good results. Its fun to see and catch up with your classmates after so many years have passed. =)
Patsyk said…
That dish looks delicious! If that can help detox and get into weight-loss mode, I'm all over that!
redleopard2853@yahoo said…
Stacey - We have to 2 steel head steaks waiting for the rub - Looks great. Debby
Anonymous said…
I would happily eat this NIGHTLY! Ooohhh, are you gonna give us a blog post on the appetizers etc. at the reunion? And some glam shots of you and your handsome escort? Miss Flirt 1982 in action - don't sweat the 6 pounds, you'll be fabulous at any weight!
Stacey Snacks said…
I doubt there will be any food worth posting at my reunion, and I am going solo, Henry wouldn't be caught dead at a high school reunion!
Thanks for the votes of confidence!
Dana said…
OK whatever, gorgeous. You will be the belle of the ball.
Anonymous said…
honestly, when i first started reading your blog i thought you were like 26. no joke. and you still look the same!
Joanne said…
Okay, woman, you LOOK like you're in your 20s. So I don't want to hear any more complaints from you! If only I could quit baking...I'd be so tiny!
Natasha said…
Hey Stacey,
Glad to find your blog. . Like the way you write, lots of humor!
I would eat salmon every day whether I need to lose weight or not. I actually need to lose a LOT!
Have fun at your reunion - I'm sure you'll look great! And I like the spice combo for the fish.
redleopard2853@yahoo said…
Stacey: The steel head was fantastic last night - the rub is exceptional. The spouse has pleaded with me not to loose this one. In fact he asked, "Is this from Stacey?" You make my day brighter and my entertaining more delightful. Think of all the kitchens and table settings you bless. Amazing Girl Friend - Debby
Eileen said…
I just put salmon on my grocery list for tonight. This recipe is now on my weekly menu (I have my daughter's wedding in November and I'm in the same need-to-shed-a-few-pounds predicament).
Eileen said…
Have made this several times now. I love it. I by-pass the oven and cook the salmon on the grill.