Quick salmon with broccoli

Looking for a quick meal? Something healthy? Something with vegetables?

This dish answers "yes" to all of those questions! It's super quick, features salmon as the protein, and represents the Choose My Plate recommendations fairly well (it needs some fruit).

How do I know this is a quick meal? Patrick came home from work while I was pulling out a bottle of marinade for the salmon and said "I'm hungry". I retracted my hand with the marinade, put it back into the fridge, and scanned around to see how I could prep the filet to make it quick. I replaced the marinade with an open bottle of white wine and a lemon. After the salmon was quickly prepared for the oven to roast, the rest of the meal came together by the time the bell went off on the oven. Read on to see what I did!

For the salmon
   Preheat toaster convection oven to 400F. Place aluminum foil on the toaster tray. Center the salmon on the foil (our filet was slightly under 1/2 lb) and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and rub into the filet. Top with 4 lemon slices. Next bring the aluminum foil sides up in preparation to pinch together the corners and create a packet. Before you do this though pour in 1/4 - 1/3 cup white wine (until it covers the bottom of the packet). Be careful not to wash all the seasoning off the filet so pour to the side. Finally loosely fold together the corners; leave a little opening for steam to escape. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes.

For the broccoli
   After the salmon goes into the oven, slice one head of broccoli into florets. Set a steamer basket into a saucepan and bring water to a boil. Once boiling add in broccoli and steam for 5-7 minutes or until broccoli is a bright green. Remove from the steamer basket and toss with extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper; top with parmesan cheese.

For the rice
   Since Patrick was super hungry we used one of our microwave ready-to-heat rice bags. (We like this Seeds of Change brand - we keep them on hand for quick dinners.) They microwave in 90 seconds and are portioned for two.

By the time the broccoli was steamed and the microwave dinged for the rice the salmon was ready! Patrick was impressed with how quickly dinner was on the table and jokingly commented that dinner should be like this every night!

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely doing this! Hope I can print if off?!