Make an impressive gourmet healthy dinner with only eight ingredients: salmon fillet, fresh spinach, red onion, yogurt, Dijon mustard, pure honey, fresh dill, and lemon. This recipe for Spinach Salmon adapted from the Eight Items or Less Cookbook by Ann Lovejoy is easy to do and makes a wonderful meal for a memorable dinner.
Salmon is one of the most delicious fish recipes or food in the world and it is also quite nutritious. Combined with spinach, which is a super food and one of the healthiest vegetables in existence, you have yourself a powerful meal that will boost energy and maintain a vigorous immune system. In this recipe, spinach is used as a bed for the salmon together with the onions, which will subtly flavor the salmon as it cooks without being obtrusive. Low fat and low calorie yogurt is combined with Dijon mustard, honey, lemon and dill to create a sumptuous seasoning for the salmon. The fish fillet is slathered with this mixture before it is popped in the oven to bake.
Ingredients: 1 lb. salmon fillet (deboned and skinned), 1 bunch fresh spinach (chopped), 1 medium red onion (chopped), 2/3 cup yogurt, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon pure honey, 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill, juice from ½ a lemon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Arrange the spinach and onion on the bottom of a baking dish large enough to easily hold the salmon fillets. Arrange the salmon on top of the vegetables. In a bowl, stir together the yogurt, mustard, honey, dill, and juice. Spoon this mixture over the salmon. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
An extremely versatile fish to bake and simple to cook, salmon when cooked right is succulent, moist and full of indescribable flavor. It lends well to different seasonings and spices and the combination of sweetness and tanginess in this dish is just perfect to enhance the natural taste of salmon. You can use either fresh or frozen salmon fillets to make this recipe. If you are using frozen salmon, be sure to thaw it first in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight. As much as possible do not defrost the fish in the microwave or it might cook prematurely in some parts. Salmon will bake in 10 minutes for every inch of thickness so adjust the time of baking accordingly. Never overcook salmon or it will lose its prized succulence and delicate flavor.