- Prep time
- 10 minutes
- Cook time
- 20 minutes
- 2 servings
Looking for a flavorful, wholesome meal to savor? This heart-healthy recipe is a simple way to please your taste buds while looking out for your heart, as well.
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 tablespoon minced white onion
- 2 cloves garlic, slivered
- 1 bag (9 ounces) fresh baby spinach
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- 2 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
- ¼ cup dry white wine
- 1 tablespoon shredded fresh basil
Heat oven to 350°F.
Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat, then add the onion. Sauté until the onion is translucent, about 6 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté until the garlic is fragrant but not browned, about 1 minute.
Add the spinach, toss, turn off the heat and cover to wilt. Season with salt and pepper. Add half of the lemon juice and zest, transfer to a plate and wipe out the skillet.
Meanwhile, heat ½ teaspoon olive oil in the skillet until shimmering, but not smoking. Season the fish with salt and pepper. Sear the fish skin-side up until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Turn the fish skin-side down and carefully pour in the white wine.
Place pan in the oven for 5-6 minutes for medium doneness, or until done to your liking.
To serve, divide the spinach between the two plates and top each with a salmon fillet. Drizzle the plates with the remaining oil and lemon juice and finish with remaining lemon zest and basil.