Tuesday, August 28, 2012

BBQ Spiced Salmon and Sock Gloves

Weird title?  Yes!  Weird food?  No Way!

About a month or so ago, Lucy's Papa taught her how to put her socks on her hands.  And ever since then the trend has grown stronger and stronger (and stranger).  Now this kid will freak out if she sees socks lying on the floor and they aren't on her hands.  She will quickly put them on and then just walk around the house.  She likes to try to eat with them (gross!), and wear her necklace with them.  It always reminds me of those fancy long white gloves that girls used to wear when they got all dressed up.  It makes me laugh every time.

One sock on...
Another sock on...

Usually before we head out the door each morning Lucy's job is to get Roxy's toy to put in her kennel.  Yesterday Lucy had the toy but was searching and searching the house until she found her socks.  She quickly put the toy down, put the socks on her hands and then she was ready to put the toy in the kennel.  What a funny kid!

And last night was no exception to her trying to eat with her socks on.  Only this time she was sitting on my lap trying to paw at my food with her dirty socks. Needless to say I convinced her to ditch the socks.  And what is it about the food on a mommy's plate?  According to Lucy it tastes a million times better than her own.  She will race through her own dinner and start shouting, "All done!  All done!" and the second we get her out of her highchair she hightails it over to me and starts begging, "Up? Up?" until I pull her on my lap where she proceeds to ask for bite after bite.  She wouldn't touch the salmon with a ten foot pole on her tray, but suddenly when it's from mommy's plate the little girl couldn't get enough!  In her defense, it was pretty darn good salmon.

This BBQ Spiced Salmon was delicious and a cinch to make.  Just mix up a few spices, rub onto your salmon and broil for less than 10 minutes and voila!  Delicious and healthy dinner that your kids will be begging for....but only from your plate.

BBQ Spiced Salmon
Adapted (barely) from: How Sweet It Is


1.5 lbs fresh salmon
1 Tbs brown sugar
1/2 Tbs smoked paprika
1/2 Tbs onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
pinch of salt and pepper


Set your broiler to high.  Mix the sugar and spices together in a small bowl.  Place fish on an oil lined baking sheet or pan.  Rub spice mixture on the fish to evenly coat.  Broil for 6-8 minutes, rotating once. Check to make sure fish is cooked completely, but be careful not to overcook as it will dry out.  Enjoy!

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