Cardamon Salmon

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This amazing entrée comes together quickly and with little effort with just a three ingredient marinade that is highlighted by maple syrup and cardamon.  This recipe is perfect for healthy eating on a budget.

 

Serves 4

Ingredients:
3 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1.5 pounds of fresh fillet of salmon
1 bunch of dill, for garnish
Lemon slices, for garnish

 

Directions:
Add olive oil, maple syrup  and cardamon to a large bowl. Whisk together to  make a marinade.

Take a large salmon filet. Brush the skin side with the marinade. Flip the salmon over and brush the marinade over the flesh side of the salmon. Place the salmon in a shallow oven proof baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator and allow the salmon to marinate for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 275 °F .

Remove the salmon from the refrigerator and remove and discard the plastic wrap. Bake the salmon uncovered for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and garnish with sprigs of dill and slices of lemon.

TODAY.com Parenting Team FC Contributor

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Apple Pie In A Skillet

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The stove top pizza in a cast iron skillet was such a success, I thought about cooking an apple pie in the skillet.

This recipe is so easy and so amazing with simple ingredients that you can find in your local supermarket, that it will make your mouth water with the taste of apples and spiced whipped cream.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
2 Pillsbury Pie Crusts, refrigerated
One 21-ounce can apple pie filling
2 Tablespoons cinnamon sugar
A pinch of cayenne pepper

 

For the Spiced Whipped Cream:
2 cups whipping cream, chilled
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
4 Tablespoons sugar

Special Equipment:
9-inch cast iron skillet
Metal Mixing bowl

Directions:
For the skillet pie:
Preheat the oven to 400 °F.

Melt the butter in a 9-inch cast-iron skillet; set aside 1 tablespoon of the melted butter for the top crust. To the melted butter, add the brown sugar and melt them together on medium heat, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and line the skillet with one of the pie crusts. Pour the apple pie filling over the crust and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the cinnamon sugar and pinch of cayenne pepper. Use the second pie crust to cover the filling. Brush the top with the reserved melted butter, then evenly sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar on top. Cut vents in the middle of the pie. Bake for 30 minutes.

For the spiced whipped cream:
Chill a large metal mixing bowl and a wire beater attachment in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Pour the cream, cardamom, cinnamon and sugar into the cold mixing bowl and beat until soft peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes; the mixture should hold its shape when dropped from a spoon. Be careful in not to overbeat the cream, or you will have sweetened butter on your hands.

Serve the pie hot, topped with a generous dollop of the spiced whipped cream.

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*Cook’s Note:
Vanilla ice cream can also top the apple pie and served with a slice of cheddar cheese, if desired.