Friday, January 27, 2012

Salmon with Sauteed Spigarello

One of my goals this year is to eat fish or seafood at least once a week. I think this was a goal last year too but somehow it didn't happen all that often. I love salmon (wild-caught) for the health benefits which most notably are the great protein and omega 3 fats. It tastes great too and even the kids love it!

Spigarello is a relative of broccoli and some people call it broccoli leaf. It is a thick, leathery green that I think tastes great. This preparation with the shallots, garlic, and lemon-honey is superb!

Salmon with Sauteed Spigarello, serves 2
for the salmon:
2 salmon filets, skin-on
sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper

Rub salmon with EVOO and season with salt and pepper. Grill over medium heat (skin side down first then flip half way through) until cooked to your liking. I like mine moist and pink so I do about 3-5 minutes on each side, depending on thickness of the filet. 

for the spigarello:
1 bunch spigarello (would work with another hearty green such as kale), washed and dried
1 small shallot or about ¼ cup chopped red onion
1 large clove garlic, minced
red pepper flakes to taste
sea salt and pepper to taste
juice of ½ a lemon
1 tsp raw honey or agave syrup for drizzling

Remove tough stems from spigarello and discard. Roughly chop leaves. Heat EVOO in medium skillet over medium heat. Add spigarello and sauté until beginning to soften. Add shallot, garlic, and red pepper flakes and continue cooking, stirring, until shallots are soft. Season with salt and pepper, lemon juice and a drizzle of honey. Toss to coat.

Serve salmon and greens with couscous or quinoa if desired.

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