Monday, June 6, 2011

Marinated Salmon with Chive and Lemon Vegan Butter (Father's Day Meal)

  While reading this title it most likely crossed your mind that the "Vegan" butter was sitting on top of fish!  Yes, that is correct!  My attempt to be totally vegan is quiet difficult with a family full of meat eaters.  So... whenever I have a chance to change something little in their diets, I do!
  This weekend we did the Father's Day meal because it was going to be our only chance to.  This meal is incredibly simple and you can do all preparations the day before or the day of the meal.  It's totally up to you!  Most importantly...I KEPT EVERYTHING EASY!
  SIDE NOTE:  If your guy likes steak this butter would be amazing!  Just add on top of a steak instead of the salmon!  Also,  add a couple of the beautiful chive flowers, that are so plentiful now, and you will "look" like you took so much time.  He will be amazed at your cooking abilities!

(Salmon Marinade)
2 lbs. Salmon fillets
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Himalayan pink salt, ground (has the highest mineral content, purchase at any local store)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon chives, diced
1 teaspoon lemon rind

1)  Mix olive oil, salt, pepper, chives and lemon rind and marinate salmon fillets for 20 minutes or overnight.
2)  Turn grill on high.   Grill until fish becomes opaque in the center, serve with butter recipe below.


(Chive and Lemon Vegan Butter)
1 tablespoon chives, diced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 stick Earth Balance vegan butter,  softened (Picture below)


Mix vegan butter, chives and lemon juice in Cuisinart until well blended, place in molds (I used leaf molds) or in a small container and put into refrigerator for 30 minutes to harden.  Serve on top of grilled salmon.

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