salmon

Dinner Is Served: Pan Seared Salmon

This salmon is absolutely delicious! I used to never eat fish. I was lied to by my mother who told me I was extremely allergic to it so I always assumed I would never try it. One day, while eating out at a restaurant with my family, I ordered chicken tenders. My food came and everything looked fine. I took a bite and it was clear that I had not taken a bite out of chicken. We asked the waiter and she told us what I got were fish sticks. I thought I was going to die. In the midst of a panic attack and what I thought would be my final goodbyes, my mom told me that I actually wasn’t allergic to fish. I kinda felt like Jimmy from Bubble Boy but on a much lower scale. 

So now I eat fish! Salmon is one of my favorite seafood dishes and I highly recommend it to people who haven’t tried seafoods but want to ease into it.

Note: This is for one serving. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. of butter 
  • 2 tsp. of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup pf red and yellow cherry tomatoes. Cut some in half, leave some hole. 
  • 1 fresh salmon fillet
  • 1 tbsp. of fresh herbs
  • Spinach
  • Lemon juice
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
 
Steps:
  1. Melt the butter along with a teaspoon of oil in a cast iron skillet. 
  2. Add tomatoes to the skillet when the foaming goes down. Cook for about a minute. 
  3. Add the salmon, season with salt and pepper and sear it for three minutes on each side. 
  4. Add the herbs and mix around the tomatoes. 
  5. While that cooks, add the remaining oil in another skillet and add the spinach and let it wilt for about 2 minutes. Toss in some salt and pepper. 
  6. Serve the salmon and tomatoes on top of the spinach. Squeeze some lemon juice over it all. 
 
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