Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tasty Tuesday - Salmon Florentine

Each Tuesday I am trying to feature a fun, healthy recipe that I am currently cooking and loving. This week, I'm highlighting heart healthy Salmon Florentine. Wild Pacific Salmon is not only full of flavor, but also delivers a power packed punch of Omega 3's. A little known fact about salmon is that a 4 ounce piece of wild salmon provides a full days requirement of Vitamin D - which is particularly great for all of us Pacific Northwesterner's who go weeks without seeing the sun! This particular dish was easy to make, easy to clean up after and tasted divine. Enjoy!

Salmon Florentine
4 Salmon Fillets (6 oz each)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup minced red onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
10 sundried tomatoes, chopped
2 large handfuls fresh spinach, rinsed
2 teaspoons Red Pepper flakes
1/2 cup part skim ricotta
Salt and Pepper (as needed)
Lemon Wedges (for garnish)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Saute red onions and garlic in olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes (or until tender). Add spinach (squeeze out any excess water), sundried tomatoes, and red pepper flakes. Cook over medium heat while stirring for 3 minutes more. Spinach should be starting to wilt. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove mixture from heat, let sit 5 minutes. Add ricotta and mix well.

Place a piece of foil in a shallow baking dish. Arrange salmon fillets on foil. Pack mixture on top of salmon fillets, then bake. Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of your fillets. A good rule of thumb is to set the timer for 15 minutes, and then check it every 5 minutes until the fish begins to flake when cut with a fork. Bon Apetit!

Nutritional Info (1 serving): 334 calories, 14 g fat, 11 g CHO, 4 g fiber, 43 g protein.

Also, if you have any favorite recipes (specifically seafood), please share them with me! I am always looking for new recipes to add to my repertoire. Thanks!

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