This high protein salmon dish with roasted red pepper tomato soup from Pacific Foods was a big hit with my husband, and children as well.
The sweet, smoky taste of the sauce (which simply uses the above soup) along with healthy spinach and salted salmon, results in a sophisticated entrée that is not too challenging to make – a lovely dish that will wow your guests.
– 4 (4 ounce) salmon filets, skin on
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
– 2 cups Pacific Foods Organic Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup (can be purchased at most grocery and healthfood stores)
– 5 ounces of baby spinach
1. Pour Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup into a medium saucepan
2. Reduce over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 10-20 minutes until thickens and only 1 cup remains
3. Set sauce aside
1. Turn oven on to 500°
2. Leave the skin on the fish; rinse and pat dry with paper towel
3. Place fish skin side down on a metal baking sheet
4. Rub fillets liberally with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt
5. Once oven temperature has reached 500°, reduce to 275°, then immediately put sheet with salmon on lowest rack
6. Roast salmon 8 to 13 minutes; 2 to 3 minutes before salmon is done add all the spinach to baking sheet in oven to wilt
Assembling the Dish
1. When the salmon/spinach is done, place ¼ cup of the red pepper tomato sauce in the center of each plate
2. Place salmon on top of sauce, then distribute spinach around the salmon and sauce
Wellness expert and gluten-free guru Elana Amsterdam is the New York Times bestselling author of the book Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry, and founder of the blog elanaspantry.com, where she shares simple, healthy recipes and lifestyle advice.
Elana has written for Parents, Shape Magazine, and Delicious Living and has been featured in a variety of media outlets including Fortune Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Live.
Her other books include The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook (Random House 2009) named one of the “Best Cookbooks of the Year” by The Denver Post, and Gluten Free Cupcakes (Random House 2011), a tome of enticing, yet healthy desserts.