Grilled salmon, buttered turnips, arugula and strawberry salad

The salmon here is amazing! I know I told you in last week's post that I discovered an unbelievable fish stand at our farmer's market...well, I'm serious. This salmon is SO good and this is coming from someone who never really cared for this fish in an unsmoked form...I used to make myself eat it because of all of it's health benefits. Having access to this amazing fresh fish up here makes me actually look forward to salmon nights! Tonight's dinner is simple and lovely. A perfect dinner to help you maximize your enjoyment of each other and the outdoors. As the coals get warm on the grill, start preparing the turnips. Slice the white turnips into thin slices (trying to make them no thicker than a few credit cards stacked on top of each other). Next, warm about 1 tablespoon of butter in a cast iron skillet. When the butter melts, place the turnips in the skillet and cook until browned well on both sides (approximately 10 minutes per side). As the turnips cook, you can make the salad by tossing arugula with quartered strawberries, white balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and kosher salt. Finally, grill the salmon fillets about 5 minutes on each side and simply season them with olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and salt and pepper. A perfect outdoor summer meal. Enjoy!


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