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Basil Pesto Salmon with Spinach

Basil Pesto Salmon with Spinach

Prepare this delicious, heart-healthy and vitamin-rich dinner in minutes. With short cook times, using the microwave to prepare your meal is a great cooking method to preserve most nutrients. Serve with wild brown rice, orzo or couscous.

Basil Pesto Salmon with Spinach
Difficulty:Easy

Ingredients

Servings:4
  • 1 bunch (312 g)baby spinach
  • 2 tbspunsalted butter
  • 0.25 tspground nutmeg
  • 1 lbsalmon filet (preferably centre cut, cut into 4 equal portions)
  • 1 tspgarlic powder
  • 0.25 cuppesto (preferably homemade or from the refrigerator section of the grocery store)
  • Fresh chopped basil and lemon wedges for serving (optional)

Steps

STEP 1

Place the spinach into a large microwave-proof casserole dish and cover with a glass top or plastic wrap to lock in steam. Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes.

STEP 2

Add the butter and nutmeg, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.

STEP 3

Place the salmon skin-side down into another microwave-proof casserole dish. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper.

STEP 4

Brush each fillet with 1 tbsp of the pesto. Cover the dish tightly with a glass top or plastic wrap to lock in the steam. Cook on Power 7 for 5 minutes.

STEP 5

Check the centre of the fish for doneness – it should flake apart easily when poked with a fork. If undercooked, continue to cook at 30 second intervals. Do not overcook fish. Let stand, covered, for 3 minutes before serving.

STEP 6

Squeeze lemon over fish and garnish with chopped basil, if desired. Serve with spinach.

Enjoy

Basil Pesto Salmon with Spinach

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