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Green Goddess Salmon w/Black Bean & Tomato Quinoa


Feeling like a salmon this week…gotta swim upstream to keep things going.  Speaking of salmon, that was on the menu tonight.  I enjoy wild salmon, as the idea of adding color to fish is rather unsettling to me, let alone the environmental impact of farmed fish.  When selecting types of fish, I do find it confusing as to which fish are okay to eat.  A few years ago, I found a great online guide that you can print out and keep in your wallet.  Seafood Watch is a great way to find the best choices, good alternatives and types of fish to avoid.

This recipe for Green Goddess Salmon does not use the mint green salad dressing that sat on our formica  kitchen table, alongside French and Thousand Island.  It is super fast to whip up  and is a favorite in our household.

green goddess salmon with black bean and tomato quinoa

Green Goddess Salmon
1 cup loosely packed cilantro
2 Tbs parsley
2 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. lime juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 garlic cloves
4 salmon fillets
2 plum tomatoes, diced

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking pan with foil.   Place all ingredients, except the fish and tomatoes in a food processor and process until smooth.  If it is really thick, add 1 Tbs of water at a time to thin out.  Place fillets on pan and divide sauce among the top of each fillet and top with diced tomatoes.  Bake 13-18 minutes.

As a practical person, I like to serve the salmon with Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa, since it uses many of the same ingredients.  This may be the second quinoa recipe I have done; I am not a quinoa freak, it just has been coincidence, trust me.   For the salmon and quinoa, I rate this recipe an 8/10.  (I think I gave it an extra point since I was starving when I ate.)

Quinoa again?

Quinoa again?

You may have noticed a lovely lemon drop martini in the first photo.  In addition to a fever-ridden two-year old, the week is not starting on a high note.  If you have kids, give them an extra hug that they are healthy and enjoy the miracle and beauty of life.

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