Monday, March 1, 2010

Broiled salmon with mushrooms and spinach recipe

Broiled salmon with mushrooms and spinach
Sometimes I'm in the mood to cook something elaborate with complex flavors and new techniques, but most of the time I prefer to use extremely simple ingredients.  There's something amazing about putting a few basic foods together and having something fabulous in mere minutes.  That's all I could think about when I was making dinner tonight.  It took all of 20 minutes (and I was moving slowly), yet it was an extremely satisfying meal.

Broiled salmon with mushrooms and spinach
(Printable version)

2 salmon fillets (about 10 oz.)
1 Tbsp olive oil, plus a spritz for the salmon
salt and pepper to taste
8 oz. button mushrooms, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 large handfuls spinach

Place the salmon, skin side down, on a baking sheet, spritz with oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Place the baking sheet close to the heating element (about 8" away) and broil for about 10 minutes, until salmon easily flakes.  While salmon is cooking, heat 1 Tbsp oil in a large skillet.  Add mushrooms and saute until they're tender.  Set mushrooms aside, and add garlic to skillet (you may need more oil).  A minute later, add spinach and cook just until it wilts.  When the salmon is done, remove the skin and place each fillet on a bed of spinach and top with mushrooms.  Serves 2.

4 comments:

Mother Rimmy said...

Colorful and simple. We eat a lot of salmon. Love it!

Tasty Eats At Home said...

What a coincidence - we're having salmon for dinner tonight. It's such an easy way to have dinner together in a snap! This looks healthy and delicious.

Joanne said...

I totally agree with you. There is definitely something to be said for a meal that is thrown together on the spot. I love salmon, what a great recipe!

Katie said...

Thanks, everyone!