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Garden Recipe: Lemon Dill Salmon & Butternut Squash

Happy Friday, folks!

Since the last “foil pouch” recipe was such a success here’s another one for you! This is one that will use your dill & butternut squash. Butternuts are considered “winter squash”, my only guess is because they have a SUPER long shelf life, not because they grow in the winter. They’re a delicious and nutritious squash and we eat a lot of them!

We’ll do the squash first.

Preheat the oven to 350 and fill a baking pan with 1/2″ of water. Cut the butternuts in half, remove seeds (we dry ours in paper towels for a few days, store them in ziplocs and then plant them next year}, and place FACE down in the water.





Put them in the oven. Set your timer for 45-50 minutes.

Then get the marinade ready for your salmon. Here’s what you’ll need:


1 part lemon juice
2 parts olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic {or more if you’d like}
a few grinds from the peppermill

Add to the blender or mini food processor and blend.

Place your salmon filet on a square of aluminum foil and generously season with Jane’s Krazy Salt {I think they may need to start paying me!}.


Brush on your marinade.


And top with fresh dill.


Wrap your foil around your salmon filets to make a happy little pouch and put it in the fridge.

Light the grill and let it heat to 350.


Turn burners down to low and place your salmon pouch on the grill.


Close the lid and let it grill for 5-6 minutes.

Take a break and play {but just for a few minutes}.


Then come back to the grill and flip your little pouch over for 5 or 6 more minutes.

Check on your squash and if they’re done they’ll be fork tender and look like this :


Then get out some of this:


And fill them with it.


Turn the oven off and put them back in to keep warm.

By now your salmon is likely done. Bring your pouch inside and open it. I think you’ll be amazed at how good it smells!


I like to serve the salmon and butternut with Mahatma Long Grain & Wild Rice.


Happy weekend!

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  • Tara
    June 26, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Yum! I love seafood on the grill and I'm a big sqaush fan. I'll have to try this one for sure.

    Thanks for the great recipes! Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

  • Tutti @ Tribal Talk
    June 26, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    That looks delicious!

  • Chris/ty
    June 26, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Yum! I am definitely going to try this.

  • nameisgrace
    June 26, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    wow. this is superb! thanks so much. can't wait to try it.

  • Susan
    June 26, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    sounds yummy!! can't wait to try it!

  • pam@pixelimpress
    June 26, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    wow, that looks scrumptiuos! healthy too. thanks for sharing. pam

  • Michael and Jennifer Werneth
    June 26, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    yum! i'll have to try this too! i made some chicken in a foil packet and it turned out great. i didn't have squash, but used some eggplant i had and some cherry tomatoes and vidalia onion (it's what was in my fridge and i didn't want to go to the store:). it was super yummy and clean-up was awesome too. thanks for the great ideas!

  • Katie and Matt
    June 26, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    oh, yum. i'm drooling and we already had dinner. if i lived around dothan, i'd be popping in for supper at your house ALL THE TIME! 🙂

  • Danielle
    June 27, 2009 at 4:27 am

    Looks so yummy…I knew that we just had to be kindred spirits…that is the only rice I serve. LOVE IT! 🙂

  • jeana
    June 27, 2009 at 5:55 am

    yum, yum, yum… can't wait to try this!

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now
    June 27, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Oh my goodness! That dinner looks fab! Thanks for the tip on drying the seeds–I have a butternut squash in my fridge right now and bare garden, save for some thyme and 3 tomato plants. 😉

  • Abby Warren
    June 28, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Can't wait to try it! Keep the yummy recipes coming. We loved the chicken. Do you actually grown the vegetables, if so, you are superwoman! Geez, is there anything you don't do?

  • Heather H
    June 28, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    yummy! crazy jane salt has been my friend for a long, long time 🙂

    i can't wait to try the salmon.

    LOVE the squash – it took my breath away at first (the picture) b/c it kinda looked a little phalic….sorry, i just had to tell you of my laugh 🙂

    have a great one!

  • The Harris Family
    June 28, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Mmm this is so yummy!Ques though, can this be done with chicken? I'm sad to say I'm not a fish lover…

  • Amanda Utley
    June 29, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Darby, where do you find Jane's Krazy Salt? I didn't see it at Walmart this weekend, but haven't looked anywhere else yet. Thanks! Can't wait to try this!!

  • paula
    June 29, 2009 at 6:31 am

    salmon is such a family favorite although my daughter insists it's chicken.

  • Leslie
    June 29, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Can that fish go in the oven? We city dwellers have laws against grilling in dense spaces lest I light the city of San Francisco on fire.

    Is there an online source for krazy salt? I need answers!

  • Dad
    June 29, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    I bought all the ingredients at the grocery last night. 🙂 I'm so excited to try this. And by the way, Jane's Krazy salt seriously should be paying you!

  • Dad
    June 29, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Darby! i didn't know i was posting from ryan's account on here! oops… ha! when i saw "dad" i was so confused! sorry. anway, I, Jeana, bought the ingredients last night. 🙂

  • Amanda Wells
    June 30, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Made the salmon last night – it was delicious!

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