A great way to save money and add to your food choices is to develop a network of friends and acquaintances so you can pool your resources. A great example of this is my neighbor. He is an avid sports fisherman and has been fishing for salmon for the past few weeks. Right now, the silvers are in season and he has caught his limit several times. Unfortunately for him, (but not for us) his girlfriend doesn’t like fish and won’t eat or cook it. So he proposed a deal – he will split his catch with us if we cook him a salmon when we cook ours. What a great deal! I’ve got one salmon in the freezer and have cooked two – one for us and one for him.
Another friend of ours got a bunch of fresh herbs and a sack of green tomatoes from her daughter – she passed some of this bounty on to us. I used some of the fresh basil to bake with the salmon and hung a big bunch of parsley to dry.
Another neighbor gave us a some spaghetti squash and beets and some other vegg
ies. My husband doesn’t like the squash and I don’t like the beets. I passed them on to my vegetarian friend and she loved them!
My niece has a gorgeous garden this year and just sent us some tomatoes and cucumbers.
And so it goes on – just share the bounty and you will always have someone in your network to help.
Oven Baked Fish Formula
Your fish will always come out perfect with this formula! I have never seen it fail.
For fish 3 to 5 lbs. Do not use for smaller fish.
Clean fish, rub inside with salt and other herbs, etc. I like a little butter with lemon, basil, garlic, green onions or parsley or whatever else you have in hand. You can also use any sauce recipe you want.
Preheat very hot oven 550 degrees. Place fish on foil lined pan or sheet tray.
Bake fish 10 to 15 minutes
Reduce temperature to 425 degrees
And allow 10 minutes per pound for first 4 pounds plus 5 minutes per pound for each additional pound.
41/2 lb salmon
12 minutes in 550 degree oven
lower heat and 42 minutes in 425 degree oven.