Lemon, Dill, and Roasted Garlic Salmon with Linguine

Cliff and I like to travel. In the almost 4 years that we have been married we have gone to Europe 3 times, Mexico 3 times, Kauai, and done a bunch of long weekend trips. Basically, we are spoiled. Or were spoiled I should say. I know that we are lucky to have visited all of those places and I shouldn’t be complaining. But our big vacation this year is a road trip to St. Louis! Ha! Not exactly exotic. Instead of going on amazing vacations we chose to buy a house. As much as I love my new house, I miss the vacations! Hopefully next year we can go somewhere really fun.

Since we are stuck in Illinois for now we have decided to just pretend like we are on vacation every weekend. We pack up our drinks and snacks and books and head to the local pool, where we pretend we are in Mexico. We lay around the pool and talk about how bad the service is. Why is no one bringing us Miami vices? Where are my chips and salsa? And what happened to the swim up bar? Why is there no activities coordinator guilting us into participating in bingo and volleyball aquatico? And what the heck, I have to cook my own dinner? No maid service? This vacation sucks!

To keep with the theme of being on a tropical vacation I have been making lots and lots of seafood. Cliff is not a fan of seafood but he will occasionally eat salmon. I am always trying to think of new ways to prepare salmon. I had never made it served with linguine before so we gave it a try. It was excellent. I even lit my ocean breeze candle. The salmon was lemony and fresh and if I closed my eyes I almost felt like I was on a tropical island. Too bad when I opened them instead of seeing waves crashing on a beach I only saw piles and piles of dirty dishes.

Here is what you’ll need

Mix together the garlic, oil, and lemon juice

Add the dill and basil

Sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper and cook about 4 minutes per side

Toss the cooked pasta with the dressing and top with the cooked salmon

Now if only someone would cook this for me and serve it to me. Then do the dishes. And the laundry.


    • says

      HomeGoods is our go-to place for dishes, etc. I think that’s where the larger bowl is from. The small bowl is from Sur La Table. Another favorite!

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