At the end of a hard day, I am ready for a hearty meal that includes vegetables, Omega 3’s, healthy carbohydrates and fats. I want it to leave me feeling replenished, well fed and my belly full. If this is you, then this salmon recipe is what you are looking for! Join me in creating a beautiful, nutrient rich salmon entree!
The drizzle of honey around each plate pairs beautifully with the salmon and butternut. Just a touch of honey creates a Umami flavor and takes the dish to extraordinary. Although this entree looks restaurant fancy, I promise it is not too difficult. The hardest part is peeling the butternut squash.
Honey Drizzled Salmon on a bed of Butternut Topped w/ Spinach
Prepare Simple Oven Roasted Butternut Squash ←recipe here
Tent with Foil to keep warm and then turn your oven to broil (high) and place the baking rack on the second level from the top of the broiler.
For the Salmon:
1 1/2 Pound Sockeye Salmon Filet (approximate weight)
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest
1 Teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt or Sea Salt
1/4 Cup Honey for Drizzling (clear if SCD/Low FodMap)
Lay Salmon on a parchment or foiled lined, rimmed baking sheet. Mix Olive Oil, Lemon Zest, and Salt in a small bowl and brush on the Salmon. Broil the salmon under the broiler for approximately ten minutes or until the thickest part of the salmon reaches 145º degrees.
While the Salmon is broiling prep your Sauteed Spinach:
4 Cups of Fresh Baby Spinach
1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil (use Garlic Olive Oil if Low FodMap & Omit Garlic)
1 1/2 Tablespoons of Pine Nuts
1/2 Teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt or Sea Salt
In a large sautee pan, place Olive Oil, Garlic (if using) and pine nuts. Turn the burner to high, and toast the pine nuts in the oil until lightly brown. This happens quickly (just a minute or two). Add the spinach and salt. Toss until spinach is wilted.
To plate your dish, start with roasted squash on each plate. Top with a generous portion of broiled salmon. Finally, add the sauteed spinach, and drizzle with honey…..so Delicious!