Since the birth of our baby girl the hours I used to spend in the kitchen have dwindled down to minutes…unless daddy’s at home and able to keep baby girl occupied for a bit! So, my thought process has gone to quick, super easy, but still healthy and full of flavor meals that are simple to prepare and get on the table in a snap. As much as I love cooking (and baking), spending time with my baby and hubby trump everything now.
This meal was created without any recipe…one of those let’s throw a few things together and pray for the best type of meals. I bought a BIG bag of organic greens from Costco that we really needed to eat on. We eat salads daily – literally. Every-single-day. But I was so tired of our usual everyday, go-to salad…so I had the thought of a “warm” salad. Something new, something different. Low and behold – it turned out delicious! I love when that happens! It always seems that the dishes I make with no thought and no recipe always turn out to be the best… I served this with some pan-seared potatoes. Mainly because I knew my husband’s big toe wouldn’t be full off of some greens and salmon! Even with making the potatoes, I had this meal ready in under 30 minutes! Hey-Hey!! Now go make you some 🙂
I hope you love this as much as we did!
Yields: 2 Servings
- 2 – 6oz pieces of wild caught salmon
- 2-3 tbsp fat (I like to use equal parts of olive oil and butter)
- 2 tsp fresh garlic, minced
- 1/2 onion, sliced
- 1 cup organic mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained
- 3-4 cups of greens (I buy a BIG bag of organic greens that has kale, spinach, and chard… Feel free to use your favorite!)
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1-2 tbsp honey
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large saute pan, heat up a tablespoon or two of your fat on medium high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until translucent. Next, add the mushrooms. After the mushrooms have cooked for about 5 minutes, add the Worcestershire, Dijon mustard, and honey. Stir it up… This makes a little dressing that brings everything together at the end!
- Add the sun-dried tomatoes and let them cook for a couple of minutes. TASTE at this point. Season with salt and pepper, if needed. (I didn’t add a lot of salt because the sun-dried tomatoes add a good bit of saltiness.) Lower the heat to medium-low and let this hangout for a couple minutes while you get the salmon going…
- In another saute pan on med-high heat add a tablespoon of fat to the pan. Let this get pretty hot. You want it to sear the skin of the salmon.
- Season your salmon with a little salt and pepper. Add the salmon to the pan skin-side down. Let it cook 3-4 minutes. When you flip it to the other side cut the heat off so it doesn’t overcook. At this point, add your greens to the sun-dried tomato mixture. Using your tongs, mix everything together, but don’t let the greens wilt. (Unless you like wilted greens?!)
- Take the greens mixture off the heat while mixing it into the other veggies. Now it’s time to plate it! Make a nice little bed of greens right in the middle of your plate and top it with a piece of salmon! Voila!! Serve alongside your favorite veggie if you want to, or not! Serve yourself and your honey a nice glass of vino and enjoy and super healthy and delicious meal!