Baked Busy Night Lemon-Caper Salmon on half sheet pan

Busy Night Baked Lemon-Caper Salmon

For those days when your schedule is overloaded, Busy Night Baked Lemon-Caper Salmon can be on the table in less than 30 minutes from when you open the refrigerator! We all have those days (weeks!) where the thought of making dinner is overwhelming – those days that are so busy, you barely have time to… Read more »

Poached salmon garnished with lemon slice and dill, with a side of cucumber dill sauce

Poached Salmon with Cucumber Dill Sauce

Pretty Poached Salmon with a flavorful Cucumber-Dill Sauce is the perfect make ahead entrée for a spring (or summer!) luncheon or dinner party. I love serving salmon when entertaining – most of our friends and family like it, plus it’s very versatile, easy to prepare, and super delicious. In fact, I have several recipes (including… Read more »

collage of spring menu dishes

Fresh and Flavorful Spring Menu

Spring is here, and with spring comes fresh, flavorful – and colorful – ingredients. As the temperatures rise, the grass starts to turn green and the flowers bud, I start to crave lighter foods – salmon, asparagus, carrots, radishes, avocado, and sweet peas to name a few. Recently, I created a scrumptious new menu that… Read more »

tips on buying and storing fresh fish

Tips on Buying and Storing Fresh Fish

February 8, 2017

In my cooking classes, I am often asked for advice on handling fish. So, I thought I would share here my 10 tips on buying and storing fresh fish: 1. Pick the right market. Choose a fish market with knowledgeable sales people and high turnover. Makes your job a lot easier if they know what… Read more »

roasted-salmon-steaks-recipe

Roasted Salmon Steaks

Roasted Salmon Steaks – with a lemon-butter sauce. Easy and delicious!   Basting salmon with a lemon-butter sauce is a traditional way to serve this fish – it’s the first way I ever ate it as a child. I have vivid memories of a family vacation in Alaska, when I was fifteen years old, and… Read more »

Large mason jars filled with Layered Salmon Salad With Avocado Dressing

Layered Salmon Salad with Avocado Dressing

Layered Salmon Salad with Avocado Dressing is an elegant, fresh and flexible dish that can be layered in a pretty glass bowl, or in large mason jars for a picnic. Warm summer evenings are the perfect time to serve a main dish salad for dinner, and since preparing Layered Salmon Salad with Avocado Dressing doesn’t… Read more »

dairy-free-dinner

Dairy Free Dinner Menu

Recently my stepson Jake was in town for a visit. One evening, we invited his long time friend Sara over for dinner, and she is lactose intolerant. So, I needed to come up with a casual dinner menu that was completely dairy free. As it turns out, our cookbook was a great place to start…. Read more »

salmon-vegetables-en-papillote

Salmon and Vegetables en Papillote

We love cooking fish en papillote, which simply means wrapping it in a parchment paper or foil package and then baking it. You can also cook fish this way on the grill. For this recipe, you can use any combination of the vegetables you like or that are in season. For step-by-step instructions on how… Read more »

Lee Clayton Roper

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I’m Lee Clayton Roper, and I’m passionate about making cooking and entertaining easy, elegant and fun. Here you’ll find scrumptious recipes, helpful tips and seasonal menus that will spark inspiration in your kitchen!
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