Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Salmon Florentine

Talk about a fantastic meal!  This salmon was off the charts.  It was healthy, smelled divine, looked beautiful, and came together so quickly.  Served with a colorful and tasty quinoa pilaf, it was a wonderful weeknight meal that could easily be served to company.  Gotta love that!


Salmon Florentine
adapted from Ellie Krieger, So Easy

Ingredients:
10 oz. package frozen spinach, thawed
1 TBSP olive oil
1/4 c. minced shallots
2 tsp. minced garlic
5 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 c. part-skim ricotta cheese
4 (6-oz.) salmon fillets, rinsed and patted dry

Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit. 

2.  Using your hands, squeeze spinach of all excess liquid.

3.  Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic and cook for three minutes until they begin to soften. Add garlic and cook for one minute more. Add spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper and cook an additional two minutes. Remove from heat and let cool approximately ten minutes. Add ricotta and stir to combine. Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste.

4.  Using your hands, pack approximately 1/2 cup spinach mixture on top of each salmon fillet, forming mixture to the shape of the fillet. Place fillets on a rimmed baking sheet or glass baking dish and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through.

one year ago: quesadillas with butternut squash, black beans, and feta--one of my most favorite fall recipes
two years ago: warm couscous salad

6 comments :

melslatt said...

Woah - that's from a HEALTHY cookbook? It looks so decadent! I have to try these.

Kelsey said...

I know, right?!? It was so delicious, you'd never know it was a healthier version of florentine!

The Mess Pot said...

I was looking for a new recipe for salmon. This looks fabulous. Totally going on the menu soon!

Emily Malloy said...

Yum! Looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing :-)

Liz said...

I saw this post linked on lovestoeat and wanted to stop by to let you know this looks fantastic! I'm part of a blog group that cooks from Ellie Krieger's recipes, Craving Ellie in My Belly, and we made this dish over the summer. It was delicious, and I love how beautiful it was. Yours looks great!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

My husband is the salmon maker in our house, but I may just surprise him and make this recipe. Thanks, it looks delicious.