April 16, 2013

Weeknight Wins: Lemon Pepper Salmon and Haricot Verts

Lemon Pepper Salmon & Haricot Vert

When time is of the essence, I am all about a wholesome meal that can be made in one skillet. That is, something healthy I can make on the stovetop in a jiffy that will fill us up after a busy day. I also like one-pan meals because they help me avoid having a messy kitchen! One of our favorite things to make in one pan is a quick vegetable and fish sauté. It sounds complicated but it is really quite easy. In fact, I made this meal of Lemon Pepper Fish with Haricots Verts just the other night with my new Sauté Express® Sauté Starter from Land O’Lakes.

Lemon Pepper Salmon & Haricot Vert

Today, I’m thrilled to be participating in my third week of Weeknight Wins by Sauté Express® Sauté Starter Blogger Challenge. During April, four other awesome food bloggers and I are sharing our weeknight go-to recipes with you. On busy weeknights, many families are trying to get a wholesome dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less. This challenge should give us all some great, delicious meal ideas to whip together in a hurry. Go to our Pinterest Board to see all Weeknight Wins ideas, and repin your favorites.

Lemon Pepper Salmon with Haricot Vert

Sauté Express® Sauté Starter is a cool, new first-of-its-kind sauté starter made with seasoned butter and olive oil that can be used to cook and season chicken, fish or pork in one easy step. They are perfect for making quick skillet meals because they flavor everything perfectly and take the guesswork out of measuring.

This week’s challenge is to make a One-Pan Wonder, something that many moms and dads will identify with! For this dish I decided to make one of our favorites and cook fresh fish with vegetables in one skillet for a no-mess quick, healthy meal.

Our favorite part about this meal is that it is wholesome and nutritious, while still a cinch to make. It takes very little time to pull together, which is just the thing we need at the end of a busy week. I simply add the fish to the skillet along with the Lemon Pepper Sauté® Express Sauté Starter followed by some freshly trimmed haricots verts (skinny French green beans). Then I let them steam to perfection, and a delicious meal is ready!

Now, it’s your turn to participate in Weeknight Wins. Each week I’ll be sharing a new recipe featuring Sauté Express® Sauté Starter and hosting an awesome prize pack for you!

This week’s Prize Pack Includes:

  • Four coupons for Sauté Express® Sauté Starter
  • Le Creuset Cast Iron Skillet
  • Three hand towels
  • Le Creuset Serving platter

Land O' Lakes Giveaway

Tell me what one-pan dinner you would make using Sauté Express® Sauté Starter. Each week, in addition to your chance to win Land O’Lakes will pick a few favorites to be featured on Land O’Lakes Weeknight Meals Pinterest Board. *When you enter, Land O’Lakes may select your comment to feature for promotion, social media and/or other related marketing materials.

Here’s how to enter–> Simply leave a comment below answering one of the following questions:

What is your favorite one-pan recipe?


What would you make with Sauté Express® Sauté Starter?

Enter The Weeknight Wins by Sauté Express® Sauté Starter Sweepstakes

Open to legal U.S. residents 18 years and older. No purchase necessary to enter or win. One entry per person (that includes email address & IP address) per day. First & last name and valid email address are required. Entries obtained by mechanical or spamming mechanisms will be disqualified. One winner will be chosen at random from all of the qualified entries submitted. Sweepstakes ends on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be contacted via email supplied in the entry & will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Approximate retail value of prize: $150. Sweepstakes is sponsored by Land O’Lakes. The Naptime Chef and the sponsor reserve the right to cancel the sweepstakes at any time. Contact The Naptime Chef for winner list or with any questions. By participating in this Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the Sponsors, which shall be final. All federal, state, and local laws apply; void where prohibited.

Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Land O’Lakes for an exclusive endorsement of
Sauté Express® Sauté Starter. This blog post is sponsored by Land O’Lakes. All opinions are my own.

 Lemon Pepper Salmon with Haricot Vert




2 squares Lemon Pepper Sauté Express® Sauté Starter
2 6-ounce fresh salmon fillets with skins
1 pound freshly trimmed haricots verts (skinny French green beans)


Melt the Sauté Express® Sauté Starter in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the fish, skin side up, to the skillet. Surround it with the haricots verts.

Place a lid on the skillet and allow the fish to steam for five minutes. Then, lift the lid and stir the haricots verts in the liquid. Replace the lid and steam for two more minutes.

Gently turn the fish over and flake it with a fork to see that it is just cooked through. Remove the fillets and serve them surround by the fresh haricots verts.

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47 Responses to “Weeknight Wins: Lemon Pepper Salmon and Haricot Verts”

  1. SaraMama says:

    I would love to make a fresh halibut saute with spring asparagus and fresh herbs.

  2. Kate says:

    What a great idea! I usually just make soups or chili when I am doing one-pot meals, but this looks delicious.

  3. I make a great tomato soup, that’s about all of my single pot cooking. But it’s amazing.

  4. I would have chicken pieces bone in , with potatoes & fresh green beans. Layer potatoes & green beans around the chicken. I put mine in a cast iron skillet & put it in the overn. I would use the saute express on top of everything to add flavor to the chicken & veg. It is so easy & one skillet meal.

  5. Susan P. says:

    I like to make a vegetable stir fry using whatever vegetables I have on hand. I’ll also add chicken or shrimp to change it up. Last night we had it with Brussel sprouts and green beans.

  6. Yas says:

    I would LOVE to try the lemon pepper pork and potatoes!

  7. Melissa C. says:

    Black bean chili

  8. Chili is one of my favorites. and it’s great as leftovers. win/win 😉

  9. Christine Mayfield says:

    My favorite one pan recipe is sesame noodles

  10. Christina C says:

    I love a batch of chicken curry!

  11. Carolyn Hernandez says:

    My favorite one pan recipe is Spanish fideo w/ onions & tomatoes.

  12. Megan says:

    Chicken with rotel tomatoes. Throw it on rice or in a tortilla and dinner’s done. Kids love it!

  13. Sam says:

    My favorite one pan recipe is Midnight Chicken Casserole! Yummy!

  14. Amber says:

    That looks amazing! I would like to make some tilapia and asparagus with the Lemon Pepper starter!

  15. Malerie Carey says:

    I would use the saute starters to create a one pot chicken braise!

  16. D Schmidt says:

    My favorite one pan meal is
    Chicken with Tomatoes and Mushrooms

  17. Patricia says:

    I like to make chicken and rice or jambalaya with smoked sausage.

  18. Susan Pertierra says:

    Braised lamb shanks make a great one pan meal.

  19. Amanda Styles says:

    My favorite one dish meal lately is a turkey sausage, mushroom and potato gratin.

  20. Ina Yoder says:

    I enjoy cooking fish & a vegetable. Thanks for letting me enter this giveaway.

  21. Make some garlic chicken with mushroom and califlower

  22. Meghan Howie says:

    The favorite one-dish meal at our house has been chicken soup – extra noodles!

  23. Kimberly Porter says:

    I’d make a scampi dish with the starters.

  24. latanya t says:

    smoked sausage with green peppers and onions

  25. Laura M. says:

    My one pot creation is usually a Mexican bean and chicken chili with some zucchini and fresh corn. 🙂

  26. I like to make shrimp fried rice.

  27. Michelle D says:

    Italian chicken sausage with peppers and onions!

  28. brdw says:

    Rick Bayless’ Arroz Con Pollo from his (amazing) “Mexican Everday” cookbook is my absolute favorite! Just thinking about it makes me want to make it right now!: http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Chicken-With-Red-Rice-and-Black-Beans-Arroz-Rojo-con-Pollo

  29. Maralea says:

    I would make this Lemon Pepper Fish!

  30. Chika Griswold says:

    My favorite one-pan recipe is a sausage, beans, and greens dish– a family favorite.

  31. Susan C says:

    I can’t come up with the name of the recipe right now, but it’s noodles, sausage and beans and it is YUMMY

  32. Penelope says:

    Favorite one pan dish is Lemon Pepper Chicken Penne… Its always a hit and the Saute Starters makes it even easier.

  33. Anne says:

    Here’s 0ne of my go-to skillet dinners: I saute onions in butter and olive oil (but next time I might try Saute Express), then brown pounded, floured chicken breasts right in the pan, then add some wine, stock, and herbs. The liquid cooks down to a nice sauce that’s great with the chicken and some rice. It would be great in that gorgeous Le Creuset skillet!

  34. Karen Fohey says:

    I would make a one-pan vegetable side dish…sauteed green beans, carrots, or cauliflower.

  35. Audrey says:

    I would saute some veggies.

  36. Alice Mizer says:

    I love making jambalaya!

  37. neiddy says:

    I would make chicken fillets with vegetable medley.

    Neiddy Ruiz

  38. Miranda La Barge says:

    My fav. one pan meal is “no-chop chili” from Rachel Rae

  39. gary says:

    I like making stir-fries in one pot

  40. Charlsey G says:

    I would make anything that has chicken in it. Would love to use one of those Lemon Pepper Saute Express flavorings. One of my all time favorite flavors/seasonings to use on chicken and fish.

  41. Natalie V says:

    Stir-fry is my favorite one-dish meal.

  42. Amy C says:

    One of my favorite one-pot meals is a pan-roasted veggie dish with pasta. The sautee starters would give it a new twist on the flavors (I usually use balsamic vinegar as the main flavor).

  43. Karen Lynch says:

    Beef stroganoff.

  44. Jennifer Arnold says:

    I would love to make pork chops!

  45. Rust says:


  46. Sicily Yoder says:

    I seen your recipe on Land O’ Lakes Facebook page. I used to be a sales representative for them before becoming a best-selling cookbook and Amish Romance Novelist. I eat a lot of fresh salmon so I am always looking for new recipes.