Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sugar and Spice...

...and everything nice
Ahhhh (happy sigh)
~I am so happy to be here with you! I hadn't planned to be a no-show for a week. I knew this year with Austin being a Sr. would be busy, so it should come as no surprise to me how hard it is to break out the laptop and blog! Even Frankie made mention of how long its' been when I sat down to edit these pics! 
Anyway, I'm super excited to have my IG peeps over for a look see at a recipe I've been wanting to share & I was naughty and teased them w/pics.
If you love salmon, THIS is your lucky day. If there's someone that's not a fan of it...I say make it anyway for YOU!

*Yummy right? Now, I LOVE food photography but this took me an entire afternoon to prepare, shoot and cook. I don't have prep cooks or dishwashers, or anyone cleaning up after me so as much as I love to shoot food, Not sure I could blog about it on a regular basis. 

This salmon is the perfect balance of sweet from the marmalade...

...and heat from the Cajun spice.

Now, if you have your favorite cajun spice, by all means use it.  I set out to make my own.

You'll have to double the recipe for the homemade if you are making more than a 1 or 2 pieces of fish. 

3 TBSP Cajun spice (recipe to follow)
1 tsp. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
4 boneless, skinless salmon fillets (4-6 oz ea)
1/4 cup Orange marmalade
1 TBSP fresh lemon juice

Combine Cajun spice, brown sugar and salt in a small bowl. Rub over all surfaces of fillets. Saute fillets in olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over med-high heat for 3-4 minutes. Turn & saute an additional 
2-3 minutes.
Blend marmalade & lemon juice; swirl in pan until melted. Carefully turn fish to glaze on all sides. Fish is done when it begins to flake when tested with a fork (about 1-2 minutes on each side)

Cajun Spice
1 tsp salt
2 tsp garlic powder
2 1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/4 tsp oregano 
1 tsp herbes de provence (salt free)
dash of red pepper flakes (or to your taste)

*Tada...It's THAT easy! The marmalade may splatter, so dress accordingly! 
If you make it, I'd love to hear about it!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Snapping!


  1. Awesome blog .... you were meant to be a foodtographer!!!!
    This recipe sounds divine! I dislike salmon but this actually sounds like it would be good on chicken!
    Thanks for sharing and again....those shots are awesome.

  2. I hear you on the time and effort it takes to photograph food - but I have to say --- you totally rocked it. This looks incredible.

  3. Yum, yum, yum!!! Yep....YUM :)

  4. YUM! Printed recipe and will attempt it! I can taste the salmon in just looking at your amazing photos!

  5. I cannot wait to try this. I have a picky eater who doesn't like meat, except fish, and he loves salmon, so I am always looking for new ways to fix it. Thanks!

  6. Taking photos of the food you are preparing is a project...I have done it before. But what an awesome tasty treat you have presented and a recipe to top it off. Sounds and looks scrumptious!!

  7. OMG...

    You are amazing! These shots, for starters, are AMAZING. And I am SO going to make this! Wow! Fantastic work, Kelly!

    Tomorrow is Autumn. :-D

    Wishing you an early happy one!



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