Hey there beauties!
Before we get into the meat and potatoes of this post (or in this case salmon and sesame seeds ;) ) I really need to thank you for all of your support over the past week.
The support I’ve been receiving regarding intuitive eating has been incredible and I seriously cannot thank you enough! I appreciate every single one of your comments so much, so keep them coming! As I always say, the more support the better <3
Today, we’re taking a break from intuitive eating related posts due to What I Ate Wednesday and the high demand of requests I’ve received to publish a recipe, but I promise I will keep you updated on my journey through regular progress posts as well as any tips or stories that I have to share with you (and trust me, I have a lot 8-) )
Ok, now on to today’s post!
In my opinion, it’s perfectly ok to not follow a recipe.
In fact, one of my favourite Food Network chefs, Michael Smith, repeatedly encourages his followers to cook without recipes!
And that’s exactly what today’s What I Ate Wednesday post is devoted to…
cooking without a recipe :)
I become very inspired by other bloggers.
I literally drool over some of their mouth watering meals, but can I follow a recipe they provide me with? No, but like I said, that’s ok! It’s completely and utterly ok to take a recipe and use it as an inspiration! :)
Putting your own spin on an original recipe is what makes cooking so fun anyways isn’t it!? ;)
The following meals, smoothies, and side dishes have been inspired by other bloggers and friends of mine which led to many delicious creations of my own!
a salad inspired by Kat
a smoothie inspired by Lindsay
stuffed sweet potatoes inspired by Juli
bread inspired by Tess
and last, but not least…
salmon inspired by Wendy <3
As you can see, I’ve been cooking a lot lately and trying many new things while I’m at it! All have turned out wonderful and delicious, so I plan on sharing all of the above recipes with you! But today, you just get one! ;)
The salmon seemed to create the most hype over Instagram and Facebook, so I’ll share that one with you first today! :)
Nori and Toasted Sesame Seed Crusted Salmon
2 salmon fillets
1 nori sheet
toasted sesame seeds (approx 1 tbsp)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
While waiting for the oven to heat, place salmon on baking tray lined with tin foil.
In a bowl, crumble nori sheet and toss in sesame seeds. I do not have an actual measure for the sesame seeds because I based it on look, but I would say 1 nori sheet for every 1 – 2 tbsp of sesame seeds. Really, it’s up to you.
When the nori and sesame seeds are tossed together, sprinkle on top of salmon. They will stick to the salmon easily, but don’t be afraid to pat the toppings directly onto the salmon in order to get a nice thick crust.
Once the crust has been applied, season with salt and pepper and bake in oven until done. I never time my fish when baking it, but use the general rule of 10 minutes per inch :)
Serve immediately and enjoy!
Will you be making this recipe?
Are you confident when cooking fish? I find a lot of people say that they “don’t know how” to cook fish, so would you be interested in me posting a vlog demonstrating how I cook my fish in the oven?
What was the most recent recipe you’ve tried? Link me up!
Have a great Wednesday friends and be sure to fill your bellies with a ton of yummy food! ;)
P.s. if you haven’t submitted a high five to me yet, you should! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can feature you in this week’s HFF post for something you’ve accomplished this week! Read HERE for more details :)