I’m a huge believer that eating real food doesn’t have to be super challenging or time consuming. Enter my kitchen BFF, the cast iron skillet! The cast iron cooks my dinner in just minutes, and all I do to clean it out is I swipe it with some paper towels! I was intimidated with using a cast iron for years, but now that I do, I’ve realized that it’s literally the easiest way to cook.
In this new series I’ll be sharing five different EASY dinners with you, starting with one that I cook up at least a couple times a week – my 10-minute salmon dinner! These posts will be less of an actual recipe, and more of a step-by-step guide with images, just to show you how easy it can be to eat real food! This is how I cook in real life!
Don’t worry if you aren’t a fan of salmon or fish, over the coming Fridays I’ll be sharing more of my EASY meals that I put together in no time at all! Salmon is something that I wasn’t always a fan of (it used to make me gag, true story!), but now I LOVE it and crave it. Our taste buds can change at any age!
Dinner in 10-minutes usually requires a small amount of prep work, such as having pre-cooked starches (in this case Japanese yams), and a sauce (I used my Chipotle Aioli here) on hand. Even if you don’t have these on hand already, the yams take a second to get into the oven, and the sauce takes just a minute to make, and hardly any extra effort.
Enjoy this easy step-by-step 10-Minute Salmon Dinner!
STEP 1: GATHER THE INGREDIENTS
Here I have a piece of wild caught salmon (I always get ours from ButcherBox), a bunch of broccoli florets, Japanese yams (which I had baked ahead of time), and my Chipotle Aioli. I re-heated the yam in my toaster oven while I cooked the salmon.
STEP 2: HEAT THE SKILLET
STEP 3: ADD THE SALMON
Once the skillet is very hot, I added the salmon to the pan. I then covered the skillet for three minutes.
STEP 4: ADD THE BROCCOLI
I then added the broccoli to the skillet. I re-covered the skillet, just until the top of the salmon is cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. I then uncover the skillet and cooked for 1-2 more minutes, to crisp the salmon skin and to brown the broccoli.
STEP 5: ALL DONE!
I plated everything and used my Chipotle Aioli on the salmon and Japanese yam. This took less than 10 minutes from start to finish! I simply wipe my cast iron clean with some paper towels – that’s it!
10-Minute Salmon Dinner!
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