Wow, did I really need something healthy to eat. For some weird reason I have bogging myself down with complex carbs lately…could the holidays be to blame?? I think yes. So every time I’m craving something healthy I always seem to reach for Salmon with some assortment of greens. And this was just the ticket last night, as a result I feel about ten pounds lighter this morning!!
This recipe is easy to make and clean up (two pans). It took me about fifteen minutes to prep and cook. It was light and flavorful, with a hint of Asian flare. I really did feel much better after eating, until I decided to have some ice cream…just couldn’t resist after all it’s still the holiday season.
Salmon- 4 (six ounce pieces)
Asparagus- 1 pound (pencil thin, small dice)
Sesame oil- 4 tbsp (divided)
Sunflower kernels- 2 tbsp cup
Salt &Pepper- to taste
Blackened seasoning- 2 tbsp (optional)
Method to the Madness
1) Heat a sauté pan over medium high heat; add 2 tbsp of the Sesame oil. Sprinkle the blackened seasoning over the Salmon and cook for 3 minutes per side or until done. If you are leaving out the blackening just season with salt & pepper.
2) While the salmon is cooking, in another sauté pan over medium high heat add the remaining oil. Add the asparagus and cook for 4 minutes until AL dente. Add the mixed greens and cook for another 2 minutes, until just wilted. Season with salt & pepper and toss with the sunflower kernels.