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Cooking with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Deliciously Simple: Salmon with Potatoes and Snow Peas

I typically cook with olive oil, but when I was asked to create a recipe using I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Deliciously Simple™ spread, I was happy to test out this product in my kitchen. Fortunately, my tub of Deliciously Simple™ did not come with Fabio ;)

Since this was my first time trying this product, these were my initial thoughts:
  • First, Deliciously Simple™ has no artificial flavors. It's actually made with simple ingredients such as canola oil, palm oil, nonfat yogurt and palm kernel oil. Basically, it's not a fake concoction, which is great because I don't like fake things!
  • Second, Deliciously Simple™ has a soft consistency which makes it perfect for spreading on your morning toast. Isn't it the worst when you have your toast torn apart by unsoftened butter?
  • And third, it helps add a rich creamy taste and flavor to your dishes. Who would not want that?

I decided to use Deliciously Simple™ in three different applications: roasting, searing, and sauteing. Because that's what I do: I go overboard ;) That's how I came up with a well rounded meal plan: Salmon with Potatoes and Snow Peas.

Salmon with Potatoes and Snow Peas
Serves 2-3

for the salmon
3/4 pound Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon
1 tablespoon Deliciously Simple™
1 garlic clove, microplaned
1 teaspoon chopped dill
1/2 lemon, sliced   

for the potatoes
2 teaspoons Deliciously Simple™ {you may need depending on the size of your cast iron skillet}
3 red potatoes, thinly sliced

for the snow peas
8 ounces snow peas, ends trimmed
1 teaspoon Deliciously Simple™
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill


1. For the salmon, preheat the oven to 350F.
2. Place the salmon on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
3. In a small bowl, combine the Deliciously Simple™, garlic and dill. Spread the mixture on top of the salmon and top with lemon slices.
4. Bake the salmon for about 12 minutes {less if you like your salmon raw in the middle}.

2. For the potatoes, melt the Deliciously Simple™ in a hot cast iron skillet. Layer potatoes in a single layer and cook for 10 minutes on one side and an additional 5-7 minutes on the other side until the potatoes are cooked through and are crispy. Lightly season with salt.

3. For the snow peas, blanch the snow peas in boiling water, then saute in a bit of Deliciously Simple™. Add lemon juice and dill to cooked snow peas and serve along side the salmon and potatoes.

This could not have been simpler!

After using the Deliciously Simple™, here are my thoughts: it was incredibly easy to use in all three applications and added great flavor to the food. The only thing that I had to keep in mind was that it was already salty. I had to make sure not to add too much salt to my food on top of Deliciously Simple™. But overall, I'm a happy camper!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by  I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® Deliciously Simple™, all opinions are my own.


Anna said...

This whole plate looks delicious. I'd especially go for those potatoes!