Pregnancy is a fascinating phenomenon. Unfortunately, I wasn't one of the lucky ones who walked around with a perpetual glow while boasting a joyful expression throughout my pregnancy. I was nauseous, bloated and my pregnancy glow revealed itself as acne. 🤦🏻♀️ Don't get me wrong, I was thrilled to be able to carry the babies that we had so fervently prayed for. I just never understood how anyone could find the joy in being kicked from the inside out. 🤷🏻♀️
I had 2 babies and 2 very different pregnancy experiences. 🤰🏻 (Maybe that was a sign of just how different these two individuals would turn out to be.) When I was pregnant with my first child, I craved Arbys' roast beef sandwiches. Coming from a girl who doesn't eat a lot of meat - that was a really weird craving. 🍖 😅 The second time around - I craved seafood. I wanted shrimp, lobster, crab, mussels and clams but unfortunately, none of that lived in the river that ran through our hometown of San Antonio, at the time. So I bought frozen seafood from the grocery store. Turns out even frozen fish sticks served to satisfy my craving in a pinch.
Truth be told - I haven't eaten an Arby's sandwich since I delivered my first born - 26 years ago. But I have consumed an awful lot of seafood since my second child was born - 23 years ago. 😬 Maybe that should be a sign that it really wasn't a pregnancy craving after all - just a good excuse to make crab legs for dinner once a week. 🤣
Spaghetti with clams, mussels in white wine sauce, grilled salmon, paella, fresh lobster and clambakes. I love it all. I still live in a landlocked city but luckily for me, I have more access fresh seafood even in my small town than I did nearly two and a half decades ago. Our local butcher shop is stocking fresh Scottish Salmon and I am obsessed with it. My goal is to eat this salmon as often as possible.
Pistachio Crusted Salmon
2 Tablespoons finely chopped pistachios
2 Tablespoons panko
2 Tablespoons fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
2 salmon filets
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons plain Greek yogurt
Place salmon on foil lined baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes at 400.
This pistachio crusted salmon was crazy delicious. If you are a salmon fan - you NEED this recipe in your life. You can thank me later. 😉
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