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Wild Salmon with Dill Butter & Fennel (Yummy Supper Cookbook Giveaway)

Is there anything more exciting than when a good friend discovers success? You know, except for when YOU find success? Agreed. Both are pretty freckin’ awesome. Which is why I’m so unbelievably stoked to share a recipe, a cookbook and a giveaway of said book with you today.

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Erin Scott of Yummy Supper is one pretty amazing food writer, photographer and woman. I’ve been lucky enough to get to know her both on the food blogging side of things, as well as had her as a client for ohksocialmedia. That means a crap ton of Erin in my life and I couldn’t feel more lucky to know someone so special.

And now she has a cookbook. Yummy Supper: 100 Fresh, Luscious & Honest Recipes from a {Gluten-Free} Omnivore.

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Dudes, I’m not gluten-free. We all know that. And I won’t lie, when I see “gluten-free” in a recipe, I usually hightail it back to carby-carb land. Gimme flour-based pasta any day. But here’s the thing with Yummy Supper… Sure, it’s gluten-free. But that’s not what defines the book. Seasonality, locality and sharing good food with friends does. It just so happens to be gluten-free as well.

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Let’s be honest. Cookbooks aren’t exactly rare. But finding ones that speak to everything you dig, well that is. And like Preserving by the Pint, I just knew when I picked up Erin’s book, that this was going to be one of those “oh-em-gee this is amazing” reads. Clever chapter titles like “Slurp”, “Egg”, “Veg” and “Butcher Shop” kept me giggling the whole way through. This cookbook is for the seasonal eater, the omnivore, the gluten-free and everyone I know. I wish I could afford to purchase copies for all my friends and family because Erin really does make real food, simple food and healthy food, accessible. And yummy. And supper. Yummy supper!

Salmon with Dill and Sauteed Fennel Recipe + Yummy Supper Cookbook Giveaway -

To quote Alice Waters (no big deal, right?) “This book shows how to eat with intention – and reveals through simple, vibrant recipes that when you are attuned to freshness, flavor and seasonality, health is the natural outcome.”

… Selectively reiterated in my own ever-so eloquent words: This cookbook is fucking stellar.

Salmon with Dill and Sauteed Fennel Recipe + Yummy Supper Cookbook Giveaway -

I’d pretty much make any number of recipes in her cookbook. And without fear of ingredients or processes. Now that’s saying something.

So I did. Salmon season has literally just begun in the last week here on the West coast so I made her Wild Salmon Recipe with Dill Butter & Fennel. One word: Unfreakingbelievable. Sure, the salmon was fresh. And yes, the dill was just picked. And of course, the fennel came from my CSA. But even if everything came from the grocery store, the brilliance of this dish is in its simplicity, natural goodness and wholesome ingredients.

Salmon with Dill and Sauteed Fennel Recipe + Yummy Supper Cookbook Giveaway -

There’s nothing processed here, my friends. Just real food. real clean. real fucking tasty.

Giveaway after the recipe!

Wild Salmon Recipe with Dill Butter and Fennel




Yield 4 servings


For the Dill Butter:

  • 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, softened.
  • 1 Tbsp Finely Chopped Fresh Dill.
  • 1 Tsp Finely Chopped Lemon Zest.
  • Pinch of Sea Salt.

For the Salmon & Fennel:

  • 1 1/4 Lbs Salmon, cut into 4 fillets.
  • Sea Salt.
  • 2 Medium Bulbs Fennel.
  • 2-3 Tsp Good Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  • 1 Tsp Chopped Fresh Dill.
  • 2 Lemons, cut into wedges.


  1. First things first, prepare the herb butter: Use a fork to mix together all the ingredients. Wrap in a piece of parchment or waxed paper to form a log/roll, twist the ends to hold it in place and set it in the fridge to chill while you make the rest of the dinner.
  2. For the salmon: Season the fish generously with salt and pepper and let the fish come to room temp for about half an hour before cooking. When you're ready to cook, set the oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. For the fennel: Without discarding the core of the fennel (that's the best part!), slice the bulbs vertically into 1/4" thick slabs (they'll look kind of like fans). Heat 2 Tsp of oil in a large cast-iron or ovenproof pan over medium heat. Lay the fennel slices in the hot pan in a single layer. You may need to do this in batches (add extra oil as needed for this). Cook the fennel until lightly browned on both sides (approx 4-6 min per side).
  4. Transfer the cooked fennel to a serving platter but keep your skillet on the stove. You're going to cook the salmon in the pan with the tasty brown bits of fennel and oil.
  5. Top the caramelized fennel with a Tsp of chopped dill, a squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkling of coarse, flaky sea salt.
  6. After finish the fennel, place the salmon fillets in the pan, skin side down. Sear 2 minutes, then pop the skillet into the hot oven to finish cooking the fish. Erin likes her fish medium-rare, cook for 6 to 9 minutes, depending on the thickness of the filets. I prefer mine a little more done that that (sacrilege right?) so I cooked mine for 10.
  7. Remove from the oven and top each piece of salmon with a pat of your herb butter right when it comes out.
  8. Serve salmon with the fennel immediately, with additional lemon wedges.
  9. Eat.


Adapted from Yummy Supper via


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    August 22, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Hard to pick one, but I’ll go with sorrel

  • Kirsten
    August 22, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    If I had to choose one–it would be tomatoes. I do not eat fresh tomatoes outside of the Julyish to Octoberish season, and I love love love the flavor!

    Kick ass photos, and I love how cozy the cookbook looks in amongst your stuff!
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  • Emily
    August 22, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    Can I second the vote for tomatoes? There is nothing that compares to a garden fresh tomato still warm from the sun in summer! Give me a little salt to go on it, and it’s satisfying enough for a whole meal for me.
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  • Jon
    August 22, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    My favorite seasonal ingredient is strawberries. But wait, maybe peaches. Okay, maybe all fruit. We freeze and preserve tons, but nothing is as good as when it’s fresh and bursting with juice!
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  • Becky
    August 22, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    So hard to choose. It’s definitely a toss up between tomatoes, corn & cherries here. I can’t pick just one!

  • Anna (Hidden Ponies)
    August 22, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Fresh wild salmon is on the menu tonight…and with my husband having just taken up fishing this year, I think it may be my new favourite seasonal food! Strawberries are definitely another…

  • Laureen Fox
    August 22, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Oh I must get myself a copy of this cookbook!

    Real Food in season always tastes best (the fact that they’re naturally gluten free is a bonus). I echo the comments about in season tomatoes. And would add cucumbers. Those are ones that I really only enjoy when they’re in season.
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  • Margarita
    August 22, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    Zucchini, beets, strawberries!
    Hello from the west coast 🙂
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    August 22, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    Tomatoes for sure! Salads soup, sandwiches …and all by themselves!

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets
    August 22, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    Fruit, berries, peaches, tomatoes. All sorts of seasonal deliciousness. I love simple recipes that allow the natural flavors of the food to shine.

    Beautiful pics.

  • Melanie
    August 22, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Strawberries. Hands down. There are a few close seconds but strawberries are definitely a highlight.

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    August 22, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Gluten free breads

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    August 22, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    I can’t get enough of summer fruit, particularly the stone fruits.

  • Brighid
    August 23, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    It’s hard to pick one! Today it would be tomatoes because we’ve had a cool summer and the big beauties are just getting ripe in my garden.

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    I love peaches and tomatoes the most!

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    August 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Peaches #1

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    My daughter loves Mangos. We get them for her. I used to enjoy them but my allergy to them has increased… so no more Mangos for me. 🙁

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    August 23, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    my favorite seasonal ingredient is cherries and peaches! nothing like picking fresh fruit and baking with it!
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    I’ve started really trying out new lettuces, and there is way more variety than I’d ever guessed from my meat-and-potatoes upbringing! But I’m kind of stuck in a rut as far as toppings go.
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    I like Capris tomatoes.

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    The first organic tomatoes from our garden are always a personal favorite!

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    Any kind of berry!

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    My latest favorite seasonal ingredient is ramps.

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    My fav is sweet corn!!!! 😀

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    We don’t have (local) salmon in this part of the world, but this recipe looks great!

    I personally love tomatoes, particularly Cherry Golds, which are so sweet and delicious right now that I am gobbling them raw and barely save enough to use in real recipes.
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    August 23, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    I have so many favorites! right now on my mind is our local corn – my fiance, who is from portugal, is obsessed with it, and has been putting it in all sorts of dishes this summer. I gladly keep buying it!

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    August 23, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    Kohlrabi and purple potatoes in my garden….sooooooooooo yummy

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    August 24, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    I love the peaches I’ve eating recently. Those and the plums.

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    Fresh cherries and blueberries.

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    My favorite seasonal ingredient is strawberries!

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    Taber (Alberta) corn is sooo sweet!

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    loving all veggies, i guess my favorite would be brussels sprouts for their yum flavor! however, there are certain things i insist upon when making a meal .. easy, fun and yummy. i am drawn to see what’s within your book cause i believe each recipe would contain exactly those three components! mmm

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    How do I pick just one? I love basil, tomatoes, and sweet corn in equal parts!

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    I love corn, squash and all fruits

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    In the summer, I’m a big fan of okra. In the fall and winter, it’s all about turnip greens! So much yum 🙂

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    Peaches and pumpkin for sure

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    If i had to choose id say peaches and pumpkin for sure 🙂

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    My favorite seasonal ingredient is basil.

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    I love to try new & different dishes. I am also always looking for healthy meal ideas.

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