Sunday, April 28, 2013

Broiled Salmon with Sautéed Veggies & Lemon Garlic Sauce

Things that make life better. Watching movies that everyone has told you that you should see but for some reason hadn't seen like the Matrix. Planting and then picking herbs from your own garden. Meeting new people who you feel like you've known forever. This salmon recipe.

I don't know how, but sometimes things just come together in the kitchen. Completely unplanned, spontaneous, recipe-less creations can be complete disasters. But this time I think the kitchen god was on my side. And BONUS, I can put this on my quick and easy recipe list. Because it's, surprise!, quick and easy. I know right?

Broiled Salmon with Sautéed Veggies & Lemon Garlic Sauce
makes 1 serving

-fresh salmon filet
-1/4 yellow onion, finely chopped
-3 small cloves of garlic, crushed
-1 handful of cremini mushrooms, chopped
-3 large handfuls of spinach/mixed greens
-1 handful of grape tomatos, cut in halves
-4 Tbs. of butter
-2-3 Tbs. of lemon juice
-salt & pepper

1. Preheat your oven on the broil setting. Prepare a baking tray with a piece of parchment paper.

2. In a large pan on medium-high, melt 1 Tbs. of the butter. Add the onions and saute until they start to turn translucent. Add 1 clove of the crushed garlic and stir until fragrant. Add the mushrooms and cook until browned an begin to turn soft. Add the greens and stir until wilted. Turn the heat down to low, add the tomatos and cover.

2. Lightly salt the salmon filet and place on the parchment paper. Place under the broiler for 10min/1inch of salmon. Watch closely and check for doneness through the cooking process.

3. Add 1 Tbs. butter to the veggie mix and gently crush the now softened tomatoes with the back of a wooden spoon. Re-cover with lid and cook just until the juices are bubbly and the mixture is a bit thickened. Salt to taste and take off the heat.

4. In a microwavable container add 2 Tbs. butter, the other 2 crushed garlic cloves, and lemon juice. Microwave until the butter is just melted. Salt if using unsalted butter and whisk to combine.

5. Spoon veggie mixture onto a plate or bowl, top with the salmon, and add the lemon garlic sauce. Serve immediately.

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