Salmon and Polenta with Homemade Herb Butter


My herbs are doing so well in my garden that I need to cut some and use it. So I decided today that I should make a herb butter and that way I can use it all week. Here is what I cut this morning in my garden.DSC_0470 DSC_0471

I cut garlic chives, dill, sage, rosemary and regular chives. The recipe is very easy. Just pick what herbs you would like to use and then soften butter. I used two sticks of salted butter.  I chopped the herbs and then mixed them into the butter. I also added some garlic powder about a 1/2 teaspoon.

DSC_0472 DSC_0474 DSC_0475 DSC_0476 DSC_0477Once you combine the herbs with the butter, lay down saran wrap and put the butter in the middle of it.

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Then roll the butter into a tube using the saran wrap.

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Then place in the fridge for a couple hours before use. The longer it stays in the fridge the flavors of the herbs get much stronger. But I could not wait until tomorrow to use it.

So I made salmon with lime juice. Then I sprinkled the salmon with sea salt and lemon pepper and stuck it in the oven at 400 degrees. This only takes about 10 to 15 minutes to cook.

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I bought some Polenta from the store yesterday and decided I would try that with the herb butter too. So I sliced it and put in some olive oil and fried it up.

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I wanted to try edamame beans for awhile now. I had a steamable bag and I microwaved according to the directions. Then I added them to a frying pan with lime juice, sea salt and pepper. Cooked until heated through.

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When the salmon was done I cut the herb butter thin and added it to the salmon and polenta.

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I am a Moscato girl so I found this Starlight Peach Moscato at the store the other day and had to try it. They make a strawberry and watermelon Moscato also but I decided to try them one at a time. I will keep you posted how they  taste but if they are anything like the peach I will not be disappointed. Very yummy.

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What a perfect dinner for two and so easy. I hope you try making your own herb butter. You will not regret it.

4 Comments on “Salmon and Polenta with Homemade Herb Butter

  1. It’s so funny that you posted about polenta! My MIL was just telling me about it. I had no idea what it was and she was trying to explain it to me. The herb butter looks yummy!!

    • You should try it and it is gluten free. You need to add some flavor to it because it could be a little bland. But try the herb butter it taste so good.

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