2017/02/08

Mediterranean Salmon - $5 Dinners

This salmon is just delightful. DELIGHTFUL. These fabulous mediterranean flavors in each bite of salmon…..seriously, I wanted to eat 3 fillets. Plus, it's light and healthy and clean. Before you start hitting up my inbox with "there's no way salmon ...

 

Mediterranean Salmon - $5 Dinners

This salmon is just delightful.

DELIGHTFUL.

These fabulous mediterranean flavors in each bite of salmon…..seriously, I wanted to eat 3 fillets.

Plus, it’s light and healthy and clean.

Before you start hitting up my inbox with “there’s no way salmon is a $5 dinner!”….yes, salmon is more expensive. Yes, it’s like $7-$10/lb. when it’s on sale…or $10-$13/lb. when it’s not on sale.

But I like to pair it with inexpensive ingredients (like rice) and other ingredients that I had on hand (in this case, the capers and black olives). If you wanted to leave the capers out of this one, you could…to keep the overall meal costs down. But if you’d use them for other meals – like chicken piccata or something else – then grab a jar.

With the tomatoes, olives and oregano, you’d still get the amazing Medit flavors!

Enjoy!!

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Mediterranean Salmon

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. salmon fillet
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 6 oz. can sliced black olives, drained
  • 2 Tbsp capers
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salad, as side dish
  • 1 cup brown rice, as side dish

Directions

  • Cook rice, as directed.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Halve the cherry tomatoes. Open and drain the can of black olives.
  • Cut salmon fillet into 4 pieces. Place in small baking dish and season with salt and pepper. Add the halved cherry tomatoes, sliced black olives, capers and oregano over and around the salmon.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until salmon is no longer pink in the middle.
  • Prepare the salad.
  • Serve Mediterranean Salmon with side of rice and salad.
  
 
 
   
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