Monday, February 9, 2009

Honey and Soy Glazed Salmon with Sauteed Spinach and Brown Rice

Here is another great salmon recipe. It is fast, easy and healthy.

4 (6-ounces each) Salmon fillets, skin removed
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup soy sauce (I use the low sodium kind)
1/4 honey
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
2 Tbsp water
the juice of half a lemon

1 bag of baby spinach
1 garlic clove, minced
nutmeg (either freshly grated or a couple of pinches of ground nutmeg)
1 Tbsp olive oil
the juice of half a lemon

In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, dijon mustard, water and lemon juice. Set aside. In a nonstick skillet, heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat. Salt and pepper the salmon fillets. Add the salmon to the pan and sear on both sides for 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer the salmon to a plate.

Lower the heat to medium-low, add the soy-honey mixture to the skillet. Let simmer until the sauce reduces and thickens; stir occasionally. After a few minutes the sauce should thicken to a glaze, pour over the salmon.

While the sauce is reducing, heat another skillet over medium heat. Add a Tbsp of olive oil; add the garlic. Let the garlic cook for a minute. Then add the spinach in batches. Once the spinach starts to wilt down, add more. Season with salt and pepper, the nutmeg and lemon juice. Continue to add the spinach until it has all wilted down.

I also made brown rice with this dish. It went well with salmon and the glaze. I just used instant brown rice from a box. Follow the directions according to the package.

This entire dish serves 4.

*Note: Whenever making dark greens, it is good to add a little nutmeg. It takes away a little of the bitterness away from the greens.

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