This week I was food shopping and decided to get myself a very special treat. This is one of my favorite meals and is so wonderfully healthy, I really am considering eating it more often! I went to my supermarket and noticed that salmon was on sale and so I decided to get a half pound piece with the skin on for lunch. This delicious meal of salmon and steamed kale ensued.
- .5 lb (or however much you like) of Atlantic Boneless Salmon (I get skin-on for the health benefits- small add-on for large healthy help!)
- 2 cups of uncooked kale
- 1-2 tbsp margarine or butter
- salt, pepper, and seasoning to taste
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Put salmon on a large piece of aluminum foil. Pull up sides of foil around the salmon to make a pouch. Crease foil together at top with room for air in between the salmon and the foil. Place a small pad of butter on top of the salmon; season salmon with a pinch of salt and pepper across the salmon. Close up pouch.
- Cook salmon for 22-25 minutes at 425 degrees.
- Cook kale as you like- as you know, I prefer to steam it (which I described in the “Greens and Garbanzos” article). The kale only takes about 10 minutes once the water is boiled.
- Once salmon is cooked, slowly cut piece off of skin (which should stick to the foil). The brownish looking layer left is the healthy help of omega-3’s that leaving the skin on allows. Add more seasoning to taste with the salmon.
And that’s it! You’re done. Thanks to the aluminum foil, did I mention that clean-up is a cinch? 🙂
One other thing to mention: The cost of this meal is under $7 ($4.50 for the salmon, $1.49/lb for the kale). If I were to go out and order salmon as my main entree, it would be much more expensive than what I paid to control my portion and cook it safely, easily, and healthily. Eating healthy doesn’t have to break the budget!
Will you try this recipe for yourself?