What’s Cooking Wednesday with Wendy Chen

Feb 22, 2017 by

 

Here at Entangled, we like to read.

(Bet you would never have guessed that.)

 

So we also love quick-n-easy recipes that free up more time for us to indulge in our favorite past time.

Each week we’re sharing some of our favorite recipes to help you find a few extra minutes in your day to enjoy your next favorite book!

 

Today’s dish: Slow-Baked Salmon with Lemon and Thyme from epicurious.

 

Who tried it: Wendy Chen, Editor

Why she likes it: I hate cooking, and even more, I hate over-cooked fish. Slow-baking is very forgiving. If your salmon fillets are bigger/smaller, or you leave them in the oven a couple of minutes too long (I.e. need to get to the end of the chapter) it’s ok! They will still come out great. The ingredients here are so simple too, so no rushing out to the store. If I feel like getting fancy I’ll throw a marinade on this before popping in the oven.

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

4 6-to 8-ounces boneless salmon fillets, skin on

1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

Zest of 1 lemon

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 lemon wedges (for serving)

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 275°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Brush with 1/2 tablespoon oil. Place salmon fillets, skin side down, on prepared baking sheet. Mix remaining oil, thyme, and lemon zest in a small bowl. Spread thyme mixture over salmon fillets, dividing equally. Season with salt and pepper. Let stand 10 minutes to allow flavors to meld.
  2. Bake salmon until just opaque in center, 15-18 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.

 

With all that extra time not spent in the kitchen, what’s Wendy currently reading?

I am so predictable with my reading list. I love editing category romances because that’s what I like to read! And how much fun is a Bachelor Auction? I’m currently reading A Millionaire at Midnight by Naima Simone.

 

Boston socialite Morgan Lett is having a run of bad luck. Her fiancé just dumped her for her stepsister, the charity foundation she’s given her life to is in danger of folding, and now, the gorgeous man she bid on and won at a masquerade bachelor auction turns out to be a cold-hearted jerk…and her new employer.

Millionaire Alexander Bishop needs the best wife money can buy. In order to inherit his family business, he must get engaged—fast. And Morgan, with her beauty and pedigree, is the perfect candidate. Her sharp tongue may drive him crazy, but she needs money to save the foundation she loves, and he needs a fiancée. It’s a flawless arrangement—no strings, no love. But soon she has him craving more, and cursing the platonic terms of their agreement.

Still, he won’t allow need—no matter how hot it burns—to threaten everything he’s built.

 

 

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