Planting 5 basil plants may have been a little aggressive. After Landon and I decided to up our "adulthood" this summer, we spent what felt like 7 hours on a Sunday at a gardening center to try our hand in the domestic sport. Neither of us know jack about gardening, but it seems to be working in our favor so far, because our herbs are freakin' prolific. At some point during our haj to the gardening mecca of Lowe's, we convinced ourselves that we needed a shit ton of basil. I'm a fan of pesto, putting it in green smoothies, sprinkling it over Italian dishes, etc...so 5 sounded like the right number.
Having just arrived home from a week in Las Vegas, I've been due for a clean, homemade meal. Whether you're in Sin City for work or play, I assure you, one week is plenty of time for either. I was there on business; however, after very long days of hard work, cutting loose with my friends and colleagues in the evening was a welcome change of pace. In particular, Sunday in Vegas was a Funday indeed.
As a follow up to my Magical Seafood Rub, this guac-stacked salmon just had to happen. I hope you eat as much of this as I do...or maybe I hope you don't...I ate so much seafood in one week after creating that rub that I was probably close to contracting gout. No joke. Salmon rubbed in magic like 8 times in 3 days. THAT'S how much I love this stuff.
This salmon recipe is both simple and delectable. Though I LOVE seafood, I definitely don't think I eat as much of it as I should. I'm trying to now be more conscious about cooking a big batch of salmon or something of the like at least once a week. With that, I've turned this recipe into a seafood staple. Fish certainly doesn't have to be boring. In fact, I really look forward to this easy salmon prep. Lay it over a bed of garlic butter spaghetti squash or any other veggie of choice and you've got yourself one nutrient-packed, healthy meal without compromising flavor.