Spring Has Sprung

It must be spring because English Peas are available in my local grocery store. Of course, its hard to believe its spring because it is already Africa hot down here in Ft Lauderdale. Its been in the 90’s for the past few days. However, it did cool down a bitlast night… to75 degrees. What a treat. This time of year is when I feel pangs of envy towards thesnowbirds that have the luxury of spending summers up north and winters down here. Best of both worlds, right? Sighhhhhh.

This is a very simple meal with one of my favorite veggies, English Peas. I kept the salmon simple and healthy with a pomegranate and orange juice glaze and the mashed potatoes extra flavorful and fattening with a nice big dollop of goat cheese and roasted garlic. Everything in moderation. The Peas were kept extra simple… shocked and buttered.

Pomegranate-Orange Glaze Salmon Recipe

1/4 c pomegranate juice
1/4 c orange juice
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 salmon filets

1. Combine the juices, honey and soy sauce in a small sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Reduce for a few minutes until thickened. Remove from heat and let cool.

2. Preheat Broiler.Season the salmon with salt and pepper on both sides and then brush with the cooled glaze. Let sit for at least 10 minutes and brush with glaze again before putting in the oven. Broil for about 6-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the filets. Do not overcook or the salmon will be dry.

Makes 2 Servings

Simple English Peas Recipe

1 c English Peas, shelled
1 tsp butter
Basil or mint, chopped

1. Bring 2 cups water to a boil and salt generously. Add the peas and bringbring back to a boil. Allow to boil for about 30 more seconds after the water boils and strain. Place peas in a bowl with the butter and chopped herbs.Stir to melt butter and then season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.

Makes 2 Servings


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  • nikkipolani 11 YEARS AGO

    Wait, what about the flavorful mashed potatoes? Your simple meal looked wonderful, as is that fabulous photo of English peas. Wonder if I can get any here in So Cal…

  • Dana McCauley 11 YEARS AGO

    Lovely shot of the peas in the pod.

    Here in Ontario, Canada we’d love to have some of your fab weather each February!

  • Patricia Scarpin 11 YEARS AGO

    Wow, that is a kind of fish dish I love eating. Looks yummy.

  • Candace 11 YEARS AGO

    Nikki… The mashed potatoes are simply boiled and mashed. I then sauteed a clove of garlic in a little olive oil and stirred that, a little butter and a little goat cheese into the mashed potatoes. I think I may have added a bit of half and half too. Clearly not heart healthy!!!!

    Whew… Canada? Dana, can you blow down just a hint of a cool breeze? Pretty please? :)

  • Zoë François 11 YEARS AGO

    Oh, that does scream spring. I can’t wait to try this once spring actually hits us here in MN! Thanks for reminding me of what I have to look forward to.


  • Aran 11 YEARS AGO

    Candance, that is beautiful… I love Spring when the peas are so tender… Love the composition!

  • melissa 11 YEARS AGO

    I’m actually making salmon tonight for dinner. this just made me look forward to it that much more.

    ft. lauderdale? I forgot you were so far south. I’ve been there through summers a couple of times. yeesh. you must be roasting.

  • michelle @ TNS 11 YEARS AGO

    it’s funny, i generally don’t love pomegranate, but on salmon i really like it.

    that’s one pretty plate. is that where the peas naturally fell, or were they art directed?

  • Candace 11 YEARS AGO

    Thanks everyone!
    Melissa… yeah, we’re down south… just a block or so from the sun. hehe

    Michelle… I actually did two plates, one with the peas in a nice neat pile, up against the salmon, and this one that I just haphazardly threw them on the plate. Funny how the one I didn’t put much thought into turned out much prettier!

  • RecipeGirl 11 YEARS AGO

    What a nice blog! Beautiful pictures. We absolutely love salmon and are always looking for new things to do with it. This glaze sounds fab.

  • Trina 11 YEARS AGO

    I’m going to try this one!

  • Kevin 11 YEARS AGO

    That looks good. Nice photos!

  • Tartelette 11 YEARS AGO

    I hear you on the heat! We are sleeping with the windows open as long as we can …well that is until one more mosquito finds its way to my back and then zip! I can’t believe summer is already here…sigh….
    I love English peas, cooked with some onion and a little bit of bacon..yum!

  • Kevin 11 YEARS AGO

    That salmon dinner looks really good!

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