Lemon Garlic Salmon & Sauteed Kale

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Lemon Garlic Salmon & Sauteed Kale

Kale is all the rage these days I swear. Everywhere I turn, someone is talking about “Super food Kale!” Maybe I’m late to the party and it’s possible that I missed the boat– but I’m surely one of the last people to start cooking kale. It took me a while to figure out how exactly I like this green veggie– and I admit the simpler the better works for me. Here’s a recipe for Lemon Garlic Salmon sauteed with Kale. It’s one of my favorite dinners to cook post workout since it’s extremely easy and flavorful. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Salmon
1 bag of Kale
1 White Onion
2 Lemons
3 garlic cloves
Salt
Pepper
Red Pepper flakes** optional
Rosemary
Olive Oil

Salmon:

  1.        Skin salmon if it hasn’t already been done
  2.        Smash one garlic with salt to create paste
  3.        Now season salmon with garlic, salt, pepper, rosemary and the juice of one lemon. It’s best to do this is a baking tray/pan
  4.        In a pan heat oil on a low flame
  5.        Add Salmon when the oil is really hot.
  6.        Gently flip salmon after about 1-2 minutes
  7.        Transfer Salmon back into baking tray/pan and add into a preheated 350 degree oven
  8.        Cook for about 15minutes or until your salmon is cooked to the temperature that you want. I like my salmon medium-well. If you like it rarer—Cook for less time.

Tip:  Add olive oil and a bit of water to baking tray as you place the salmon into the oven. This way you can baste your salmon every few minutes with the lemon-garlic juice you created. This allows for your salmon to be moist.

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Kale

  1.        Wash and de-stem your kale
  2.        Dice the onions and garlic
  3.        Heat olive oil in a pan and add onions, garlic, and a pinch of salt to make onions sweat
  4.        Once the onions are soft, add kale
  5.        Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste and red pepper flakes if you like
  6.        Cook for about 4 minutes and add juice of a lemon right before kale finishes cooking

Tip: Everyone likes their kale differently. Kale lends itself to bold flavors, so don’t be afraid to add red pepper flakes, garlic, tomatoes, and even ginger! Play around for the tenderness as well. I like my vegetables on the firmer side, you may like it softer but you won’t know until you try it.


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