Salmon with Lime Butter and Pepitas

On St. Patrick’s Day everyone is a little fun!! When Daily Spud announced she was having a Paddy’s Day Food Parade- I knew I wanted to join in on the fun.   So I decided to green up my meal to keep in the spirit of the fun. At first I thought it would be difficult to green up my food–but most of my favorite flavors are green…limes, pepitas(pumpkin seeds) and cilantro..too easy.

 Need more ideas for your St. Paddy’s day meal head over to for a complete St. Patrick’s Day food utterly delicious!!

                                                                                                                           Paddys Day Food Parade


Shall we eat?? Yes let’s–here’s what I made… 

I pureed cilantro, roasted garlic and basil infused olive oil and tossed with boiled red potates and celery. A simple potato salad to go with my salmon with lime, butter and pepita sauce.

For the salmon I pan seared salmon then I deglazed the pan with a knob of butter added lime zest and juice and finished off with pepitas.

 For the cliantro puree just use the leaves no those for your stock.  Also need a quick way to roast garlic, place garlic with skin on a cast iron skillet over medium heat and flip until skin is dark.  Enjoy!!



  1. says

    I love the cilantro and potatoes. It sounds highly addictive and your creativity in the clover photo is incredible. Hope you had a great St Patrick’s.

  2. says

    Dear Bonnie – ONLY YOU would come up with something beautiful with cilantro & pepitas in shape of a palm tree! Hooray just for that!

    Your fish & cilantro potatoes are delectable – what a lovely palette of flavors with a nice spin on traditional potato salad.

    Luv it!

    Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  3. says

    Your shamrock is so cute!
    And I love your cilantro basil potato salad. The roasted garlic would be terrific! Can’t wait to make it. And you even pulled some green limes into the picture for your salmon. You are really going green!

  4. says

    Mmm, green never looked so good =). Such a cool combination of flavours! Your shamrock is amazing, and that trick with the garlic is really nifty, thanks for sharing!

    ~Kurious Kitteh

  5. says

    Thanks so much for the entry – wouldn’t mind if someone whipped that up for me for dinner any day :) And I love your shamrock of cilantro and pepitas! (and, by the way, I’m a Ms. Spud and not a Mr., though people make that mistake all the time – I realise that it’s not necessarily obvious, lol)


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