Lighten Up For Valentine’s With Salmon!

grilled salmon fillet on plate with asparagus

If you haven’t made Valentine’s Day reservations yet, don’t worry. There’s a great new restaurant that doesn’t require you to dress up or call ahead to reserve a table? It’s called Gourmet at Home and you only have to walk into your kitchen to get there. This Valentine’s Day cook your love a refreshingly light meal at home with this salmon dinner recipe.

Dinner For Two

This dinner for two includes herb crusted salmon with a yummy side of garlic smashed potatoes. For dessert, enjoy a chocolate peanut butter skillet brownie. If you want, you and your Valentine’s Day date can prepare the meal together, or you can make it before they arrive. Keep reading for a step by step guide to preparing the entire meal.

Herb Crusted Salmon


  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup of fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh dill
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. In a small bowl combine parsley, chives, dill, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and lemon juice.
  2. Place salmon and asparagus on parchment covered oven tray.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Spoon herb mix onto salmon fillets and coat evenly.
  5. Bake at 425˚F (220˚C) for 12-14 minutes.

Garlic Smashed Potatoes


  • 12 baby gold potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic


  1. Boil the potatoes in a medium pot for 15-20 minutes or until they are tender.
  2. Place boiled potatoes on a parchment covered oven tray and smash each potato down leaving the skin intact.
  3. Mix melted butter, garlic, salt and pepper and brush mixture onto potatoes.
  4. Bake at 425˚F (220˚C) for 15-20 minutes or until crispy.
  5. Garnish with thyme.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownies


  • ¾ cup of brownie mix, prepared
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • ⅓ cup of peanut butter


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine brownie mix, oil, water, and an egg and stir until evenly mixed.
  2. Transfer mix into skillet.
  3. Spoon softened peanut butter into skillet and mix in using a knife.
  4. Bake at 350˚F (180˚C) for 10-15 minutes or until toothpick comes out of the brownie clear.
  5. If desired, garnish with ice cream.

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