Binary’s Bytes: Salmon, Green Beans, Roasted Red Potatoes

I’m doing a cooking stream tonight, and since this is something I’m doing off the cuff, I figure I’d share what my unofficial “recipe” is. I tend to make extra for leftovers and don’t really measure, so I’ll do my best to give you my setup below!

Serves 2 (or in my case, me and myself for leftovers!). I’d recommend you start with the potatoes since they take the longest to cook.

Roasted Red Potatoes

  • 2 medium red potatoes
  • ~4 cloves of garlic
  • pinch of salt and black pepper
  • ~1 tbsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the potatoes into small pieces about 1 inch big. Put the potatoes onto a sheet pan and spread out in 1 layer. Roast in the oven for about 45 minutes or until browned and crisp. I’d recommend flipping them once or twice to ensure even browning all around.

Pan-Seared Salmon

  • 0.5 lb. fresh salmon
  • ~1 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of butter

Warm a non-stick skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat. Place the salmon skin-side up in the pan. Cook until golden brown on 1 side, about 5 minutes (depending on gas or electric stove – keep an eye on it!). I throw on the butter on top to give it extra yumminess 🤤 Then turn the fish over with a spatula and cook until it feels “firm” to the touch and the skin is a little bit crispy.

Sautéed Green Beans

  • ~ about 10-15 green beans
  • ~1 tbsp olive oil
  • ~1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • dash of cracked black pepper

Warm a non-stick skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat. Stir green beans, garlic powder and black pepper until beans are tender but still crunchy (usually 5-10 minutes)

Let me know how it came out for you on Twitter or comment below!

Binary’s Bytes

I’ve decided to make a new category on this blog for food and cooking.🎉 I’m finally settled in my new space, am loving it, and am cooking nearly all the time which is a big change from the past few years of my life.

I now want to concentrate on finding inspiration from others in terms of health and eating better for myself. Food for me is a huge part of my life – when I’m sad I eat, when I’m happy I eat, when I’m with family or friends I eat, when I celebrate I eat. I was always thin and fit growing up, but the last few years of my life were filled with stress, so I stress ate all the time. Now it’s time to undo that damage and reach some personal goals. I’d like to do it very slow and steady without anything other than focusing on eating a bit cleaner and doing it extremely gradually. Everyday won’t be perfect, and I will binge now and again, but I’m not going to make food my weapon any longer.

Join me on finding some new recipes, sharing what I enjoy, and doing more cooking streams and/or YouTube videos!

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