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Salmon with Lime Butter and Pepitas

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On St. Patrick’s Day everyone is a little Irish..how 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 www.thedailyspud.com for a complete St. Patrick’s Day food parade..how 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 stems..save 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!!

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31 Responses to Salmon with Lime Butter and Pepitas

  1. [...] year’s dish click here for the [...]

  2. [...] something a bit lighter than cheese-laden raclette, you could do worse than check out this Simple Potato Salad and Lime-Pepita Salmon from Sweetlife of sweetlifebake.com, who used spuds and a little bit o’ green in the form of [...]

  3. Ooooo…I adore fish. The greenery makes it special ;D

  4. Dear Bonnie – I have a itty bitty bighearted award for you THE SUNSHINE AWARD! Please do claim it by checking out my blog!


    Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  5. 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.

  6. Creativity and taste, well done!

  7. I love your shamrock, very cool! And an excellent meal for St. Patrick’s day!

  8. Oh how creative! My friend made green rice using pureed cilantro one year and now I see your recipe. I’m gonna show her this!

  9. ah, cilantro. ’tis an herb that can do no wrong in my book. :)

  10. [...] something a bit lighter than cheese-laden raclette, you could do worse than check out this Simple Potato Salad and Lime-Pepita Salmon from Sweetlife of sweetlifebake.com, who used spuds and a little bit o’ green in the form of [...]

  11. Very creative-I love that top photo! And your meal looks super healthful too. Happy St. Patty’s…

  12. Oh I love your festive creations!

  13. happy St Pats day honey!! I have to say, i HATE HATE HATE cilantro.. but you make it look so pretty hehe xx

  14. This is such a fun post! I love the first picture, and I also like the way you used the cilantro in the potatoes and the pumpkin seeds on the salmon. Great job!

  15. We had salmon last night…always looking for a good way to dress it up. SO going to try this next!

  16. Ok I’m an idiot! Its not a palm tree its Shamrock!!!!! :)

  17. 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

  18. Love that first photo :)

  19. What a clever shamrock! I love the combo of the cilantro and pepitas. So cute! And yummy, cilantro and basil potato salad sound great.

  20. The potato salad looks awesome! I will remember this recipe for summer.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  21. 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!

  22. Love the first photo! SO fun and creative! Happy St. Patty’s day!

  23. 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

  24. What a cute shamrock :-)

  25. I really do love how you’re always messing around with your food :D That cilantro shamrock is really cute!

    Btw, I’ve given you an award because well, you’re always playing with your food LOL You make being in the kitchen seem like so much fun! Here’s the link – hope you take a look and accept.


  26. I love this quick & simple full meal! How cool is that cilantro clover you made, oh so creative and fun!! Pepitas w/salmon and butter, great combo :) xxoo

  27. I have salmon in the fridge, so I will try yours looks yumi .. I like your pictures as well

  28. Oh Dear spud..I am so sorry I have updayed the text..;HUGS!!


  29. Thanks jess–as always your so lovely!!


  30. Oh Bonnie – this looks simply to die for!! And so fun that it’s got a green theme ;) As you may well know – I love salmon, but have yet to try something like this. And the potato salad?! Oh goodness :)

  31. 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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