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A Light Yet Satisfying Delicious Salmon Dinner

January 8, 2012

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Now that the holidays have come and gone, I find myself craving warm, filling meals for dinner that are also on the lighter side. I’m still in detox mode from the holidays, but I need more than JUST vegetables. That’s why I’m so excited about this salmon recipe from Elana’s Kitchen.  It has just enough flavor and substance to satisfy my appetite without making me too full. Not to mention, it’s a quick and easy dish loaded with healthy omega-3 fatty acids that will definitely impress your dinner guests!

Salmon with Mushrooms and Red Pepper Sauce

  • 2 large red bell peppers
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 5 drops stevia
  • ½ teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 salmon fillets, 6 ounces each
  • more olive oil, for salmon
  • more salt, for salmon
  • parsley, minced

Instructions

Pepper Puree

  1. Place peppers in a baking dish in the oven at 350°
  2. Roast for 10-20 minutes, until skin begins to shrivel
  3. Allow peppers to cool, remove stems, then slit open and remove seeds
  4. Place peppers, lemon juice, stevia and salt in a blender and puree until smooth
  5. Transfer pepper mixture to a small sauce pan and warm slightly

Mushroom Mixture

  1. Place the oil in a sauté pan over medium heat
  2. Add the onion and sauté for 1 minute, then add the mushrooms
  3. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 10 minutes

Salmon Preparation

  1. Turn oven on to 500°
  2. Leave the skin on the fish; rinse and pat dry with paper towel
  3. Place fish skin side down on a metal baking sheet
  4. Rub fillets liberally with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 275°, then put sheet with salmon on lowest rack
  6. Roast 8 to 13 minutes, so that centers of thickest part of fillets are still translucent when cut into with a paring knife

To serve, pour the puree and the mushrooms over the salmon. For a fancier presentation, pour the puree onto the plate, and then place the salmon on the puree and top with the mushroom mixture. Enjoy!