Summertime is all about tasty and easy recipes like my Salmon Fillets with Spinach. We love salmon here at the Kilmer household and I cook wild caught salmon (when I can find it in the stores) at least every other week. Last night’s salmon dinner was especially special because our family friend Heather Brooke brought wild caught salmon filets that she and her dad caught in Alaska. What an amazing trip to go wild salmon fishing in Alaska! That’s going on my personal bucket list! This Salmon Fillets with Spinach dish is so simple that it’s often my first choice when friends are coming over for a dinner party. The trick to keeping the salmon moist is to not over cook the fish. I always cook the salmon on the stove top, not the oven and the simple step of layering the onions on the bottom followed by the salmon with lemons on top allows all the flavors to cook perfectly together. This is by far the best and easiest way to cook perfect Salmon Fillets.
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Ali in the Valley
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Tasty and Easy Salmon Filets with Spinach
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salmon Filets
Author: Alison Ball
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 6-ounce salmon fillets, skin on
Salt and pepper
White onions Maui-sliced in thin rounds
Lemon slices for garnish
Sautee Spinach Ingredients:
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 cup frozen onions
12 ounces pre-washed baby spinach
Freshly ground black pepper
Heat a large saute pan over high with olive oil. Liberally season salmon with salt and pepper. Place onions slices in pan. Add salmon fillets skin side down on top of onion slices followed by lemon slices on top of salmon. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover with top. Do not move fillets. Allow to cook about 7 minutes or until inside is no longer bright pink but still moist. Serve immediately!
At the same time Sauté Spinach: In your largest saute pan, heat the oil over high heat until very hot, almost smoking. Add the spinach and cook, stirring furiously, for about 1 to 2 minutes, the spinach should turn bright green and wilt slightly. Add the garlic and continue to cook, stirring rapidly, for 30 seconds.
Remove the spinach from the heat, squeeze the lemon over the top, and add the red pepper and salt and black pepper. Toss well and serve.