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Salmon topped with Spinach and Feta

by ADMIN on JULY 1, 2011


Salmon and walnuts are both super-stars: they’re packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Top this combo with spinach and you’ve got yourself a delectable dish for champions!


Nutrition TidBit

Salmon, as you know, is a rock star in the world of fish. Not only is it a great source of protein, it’s the highest in omega 3 fatty acids – a fat that has been linked to many possible health benefits: helping protect your joints; reducing internal inflammation; and lowering risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthiritis. One serving of salmon has about 3,000 mg of the healthy fat! Salmon topped with Spinach and Feta Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 25 mins Total time: 40 mins Serves: 4 to 6 Salmon and walnuts are both super-stars: they're packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Top this combo with spinach and you've got yourself a delectable dish for champions!

Ingredients

  • 2 large or 4 small salmon fillets

  • 1 bag baby spinach

  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped

  • ⅓ cup feta cheese (or sharp, white cheddar)

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts, lightly toasted

  • 2 tsp olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F

  2. Place salmon, skin side down, in a baking dish. You may place the salmon on a small rack in the baking dish if preferred. Spinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. Sautee onions and 2 tsp olive oil in a large sautee pan over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add spinach, salt, and pepper and let wilt - mixing occassionally.

  4. Let cool then mix with feta/cheddar and walnuts. Layer the mixture on the salmon filets.

  5. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the fish is opaque in the center (light pink, no longer dark pink). HINT: When cooking fish, aim for 10 minutes per each inch of thickness.

  6. Enjoy with a delicious veggie side dish!

Enjoy!

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