Another quick, non-heat-your-kitchen-unbearably-up, 30 minute meal (this can be a 15 minute meal if you've got instant rice). This salmon was really simple, but very flavorful and we loved it.
I realize that fish isn't the cheapest food on the planet, but one thing I love about it is that it pairs well with very cheap foods (like rice). So even though the salmon is going to cost $6.20 to make (that's with Walmart wild caught salmon), the rice will only be about $.50 and if you add a vegetable like broccoli, there's another $1.00 (to feed about four).
adapted from greenlitebites
prep time: 5 minutes
cook time: 10 minutes
salmon: 6.00, lime: .15 (Asian store price), other stuff: .05
4 salmon fillets
2-3 Tbsp lime juice, plus a few scrapes of zest (this is about 1 lime)
1 tsp dried cilantro (or 1 Tbsp fresh; or if you don't have either of those, use 1/2 tsp ground coriander--that's what I used)
1 Tbsp honey
Combine lime juice, zest, and honey. Let salmon marinate in this while you get your rice (or potatoes or whatever) cooking.
When you're ready to cook your fish (it takes about 10 minutes), heat some olive oil in a pan. Add the salmon fillets. Cook on one side for 3-4 minutes. Flip. When you flip, pour the remaining marinade over everything. Cook another 3-4 minutes or until the salmon is flaky and has some color from the cooking and the marinade. During the last minutes of cooking, add a tiny bit of butter to each filet.