Salmon in Less Than 20 Minutes

Food planning is hard. It’s hard for people like me, who are highly indecisive. Don’t get me wrong, having a meal plan helps me out, but sometimes what I think sounds tasty the night before or morning of doesn’t sound quite as delicious the day I plan to make the meal for dinner.

I had a few months off of work after graduate school, while I was waiting to start my new job. It was at this very time that I moved into a place on my own, and finally had full autonomy to design my own meals.  During this time, recipe planning and meal planning was so easy! I had time to prep the ingredients during the day. I had time to change my indecisive mind, and still had time to prep items. And, best of all, just about everything I made was from scratch.

Working a full time job certainly eliminates the calmness of meal prep. My mindset has quickly changed, but after being into my job for a touch over 6 months, I have readapted to my new method of cooking. While ever so often satisfying my sweet tooth, I generally try to eat healthy. This means I don’t like to just buy frozen meals. I still enjoy making meals mostly “from scratch”. One thing I have found that saves me and makes cooking super fast, is my George Foreman Grill. The removable plates are a MUST! They make for easy cleaning and are dishwasher safe.

Tonight I made Salmon that I got from CostCo. It is Kirkland brand, and comes in individual servings that are frozen. They are vacuum sealed and keep well for a long time. I had the frozen fish packet in the refrigerator for 1 day to thaw. I added “Chef Paul’s Magic Salmon Seasoning” for flavor and gently placed the piece on the grill to cook. To the grill, I also added slices of fresh bell pepper. In the meantime, I placed a bag of frozen broccoli in the microwave for 5 minutes.

The fish finished cooking in about 10 minutes. I removed the fish and peppers from the grill. I added balsamic vinegar to the peppers, and a few peanuts. The last touch was my serving of broccoli. The meal was ready within 15 minutes. That is MY style of healthy speed cooking after a busy day at work.



  1. Place salmon on George Foreman Grill. Sprinkle seasoning on fish. Add julienne pepper slices to grill plates. Close grill and cook for approximately 10 minutes.
  2. Place frozen bag of broccoli in microwave and microwave according to package directions.
  3. Remove fish and peppers from grill, and place on dinner plate. Add balsamic vinegar and peanuts to peppers. Place 1/2 cup serving of broccoli onto plate.
  4. Bon appétit!



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