Sunday, January 23, 2011

Salmon Florentine

For this weekend's dinner with my husband, I decided to try this recipe that I have had bookmarked for a few months now.  The dish just looked so pretty.  For being on the healthy side, this dish really did turn out great  and the spinach/ricotta mixture paired wonderfully with the taste of the salmon.  This dish will definitely be made again in our home!

Source:  Apple A Day, adapted from Ellie Krieger, So Easy


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


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.

Using your hands, squeeze spinach of all excess liquid.

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.

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.

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