How hungry are you and how much do you want to love your meal? I apologize in advance to those that don't eat seafood because I will be posting a lot of it... starting with this favorite of mine when I want to feel like I'm doing something something in the kitchen. My thing is I usually try a recipe for the first time "as is" unless there is something in it I don't like and then I vary it to my liking. The only thing I did with this was placed it on a bed of spaghetti squash noodles using the crock pot method I found here at wellplated.com.
The greatness about this dish for me is that I routinely cook salmon, as it is my favorite fish. It can be prepared a million ways like chicken or shrimp. I do not eat land animal so for me it is an excellent source of protein, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids. Combining it with the super food spinach and also tomatoes, which are an anti-oxidant source, I get a health boost and satisfied without getting tired or bloated after I eat. Some people have acid reflux or other gastrointestinal issues and stay away from tomatoes. This meal can be made without the tomatoes or by substituting something else of your choice.
The recipe for Pan Seared Salmon with Tomatoes and Spinach is found here at Diethood.com with all the nutritional information. The ingredients you will need unless you substitute:
2 tablespoons garlic-flavored olive oil
4 (4-ounces each) skin-on salmon fillets
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon butter
3 cloves garlic minced
2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
1 bag (6 ounces) baby spinach
1/2 cup low fat evaporated milk (you can also use half & half or heavy cream)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Plus a medium to large spaghetti squash if you make it over noodles the way I did. Once you slow cook your spaghetti squash, the rest of the meal only takes about 30 minutes to make. This is also a fantastic option if you are being a dinner host and you need something impressive that is hard to mess up.
Are you a salmon lover? Let me know how yours turned out and whether or not you tried it with the squash!
**Photo via Diethood.com recipe host