It’s been a while since I’ve cooked salmon…and it just sounded so good to me yesterday! Plus, with our commitment to eat healthier and support local producers, I thought I’d swing by our local seafood shop and grab something fresh. Pier 46 Seafood in Templeton, CA had some terrific looking salmon that was super fresh! I’ve come to realize the very obvious; that FRESH fish is the key to success!
So, I grabbed up a pound of pink seafood goodness and headed home to see what was in the fridge to go with it.
Here’s what I found:
Okay…how about some farmer’s market Swiss Chard, a little garlic, some lemon, and some mandarin oranges?!?!?
Heat your skillet really hot with a little olive oil and throw in those garlic cloves. Then put the salmon in and let it sear really well on the bottom. Once you think you have a good sear on there, turn down the heat and squeeze the citrus juices over the salmon, throw in the chard (I also ended up putting in some frozen peas for fun), season everything with a little garlic salt and pepper and cover the pan. Let it steam for about 5-10 minutes, depending on how thick the salmon is and how well done you like it. I like it with a little bit on pink on the inside…but that’s just me!
Now, just plate up all your steamed goodness and enjoy!!! If you think you need some kind of carb with this (we’re avoiding carbs these days), try some steamed rice or quinoa.