Here’s a delicious and healthy dish for you to try. Did you know that salmon has plenty of health benefits? Salmon contains a specific type of unsaturated fat called omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids lower your risk of dying from heart disease, according to Mayo Clinic. The omega-3 fatty acids in salmon help keep your heart healthy by protecting the health of your blood vessels. Are you ready to be healthy while eating something scrumptious?!
Fort this dish, I pan-seared my salmon in a blend of spices like paprika, coriander, and more for a vibrant smoky flavor. I then seared it over a bed of nutty farro, whose hearty texture is contrasted by tender zucchini and plump, sweet dates stirred in just before serving. Damn, you really gotta try this one – it’s certainly the best meal ever!
Ingredients for the best meal ever
- 1 10-Oz Skin-On Salmon Fillet
- ½ cup Semi-Pearled Farro
- 1 Zucchini
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 1 oz Dried Medjool Dates
- 2 Tbsps Sliced Roasted Almonds
- 1 oz Sliced Roasted Red Peppers
- 2 Tbsps Fromage Blanc
- 1 Tbsp Spanish Spice Blend (Smoked Paprika, Ground Cumin, Ground Coriander, Dried Mexican Oregano, Cayenne Pepper, & Ground Cinnamon)
Recipe for the best meal ever
Fill a medium pot with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, add the farro and cook, uncovered, 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Cover to keep warm.
While the farro cooks, wash and dry the zucchini; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Pit and roughly chop the dates. Roughly chop the peppers.
While the farro continues to cook, pat the fish dry with paper towels. (If you received one fish fillet, transfer to a cutting board, skin side down, and cut into two equal-sized pieces.) Season on both sides with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat ( you may have extra). In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium until hot. Add the seasoned fish, skin side up. Loosely cover the pan with foil and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Flip and cook 2 to 4 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate. Cover with foil to keep warm.
To the pan of reserved fond, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil; heat on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced zucchini in an even layer; season with salt and pepper. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the chopped garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.
To the pot of cooked farro, add the cooked zucchini, chopped dates and peppers, and almonds. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the cooked fish over the finished farro. Top the fish with the fromage blanc. Enjoy!
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