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There are so many delicious ways to use garden vegetables, fruit and herbs! How about something a little unusual to stimulate your senses?

lavender

Lavender is a delightful, fragrant herb and it is in full bloom right now! Its heady purple flowers attract beneficial pollinators and it makes an easy, attractive landscape plant. It also produces a delicious taste and fragrance! People use it to flavor all sorts of dishes from drinks to dessert. Today, we wanted to share with you a slightly unusual but utterly scrumptious way to use lavender in the kitchen.

Lavender-infused Salmon!

This dish is quick and easy. It can be baked in the oven or grilled on the barbeque.

Ingredients:

• 4 fresh salmon filets
• 1 teaspoon of dried lavender (2 tsp fresh)
• 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
• 1/2 cup of white wine
• 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Preparation:

Mix the olive oil, white wine, lavender and lemon juice in a large bowl. Add pepper to taste.

Place the filets in the resulting marinade and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

During this time, pre-heat the barbecue on medium heat or the oven to 375.

Wrap the salmon in aluminum foil and cook in a closed barbecue or oven for 12-15 minutes.

You can baste it with additional marinade, half way through cooking time. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with your favorite sides for a delicious summer treat!

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