mediterranean salmon: frozen to fabulous
Frozen to fabulous in less than 30 minutes… that’s how easy it is to get a delicious and nutritious Mediterranean dinner on the table.
I love frozen seafood. It’s so easy, doesn’t need to be used right away and takes little extra prep time than cooking from fresh or thawed.
This dish was so easy. I preheated the oven to broil and grabbed a package of salmon from the freezer. After drizzling some olive oil in a roasting pan, I placed the salmon in the pan and topped with Mediterranean-inspired ingredients I had on hand… canned sliced black olives, cherry tomatoes (quickly sliced in half), capers and frozen parsley. I drizzled on a little more olive oil, some balsamic vinegar and a dash of sea salt. Then, I broiled for about 10 minutes on one side, flipped and broiled for another 10 minutes, until the salmon was throroughly cooked and flaked easily.The oil, vinegar and juice from the tomatoes helped keep the salmon moist.
While the salmon was cooking, I sauteed a veggie and made a pot of couscous.And within 30 minutes, we had a delicious Mediterranean-style meal on the table.
The best part? This tasty weeknight entree was rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fats, protein, vitamin C and other antioxidants. Perfect for this season when time is short and cold germs are everywhere!
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Written by Rima Kleiner, MS, RD