Your Heart Health & Baked Salmon with Spinach Recipe
Centenarians - those who live to be 100 or older - often eat small portions of fish with a larger portion of vegetables. Salmon has been shown to have heart health benefits when part of a healthy diet. And, leafy greens like spinach have been found to have disease- and age-fighting benefits, plus they add calcium, fiber, and magnesium to your meal!
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Baked Salmon with Spinach
Source: Blue Zones
1 lb. of Salmon fillets
½ cup of fresh spinach leaves
3 – 4 fresh basil leaves chopped
1 tsp lemon zest
1 clove of garlic minced
2 T craisins chopped
2 T nuts chopped (pecans, walnuts or almonds are recommended)
1 tsp of dried oregano
1 T Dijon Mustard
½ cup breadcrumbs
Sauté the spinach, lemon zest, and garlic until spinach is wilted.
Combine the craisins, nuts, basil, and oregano leaves in a small bowl. Add the wilted spinach mixture to the small bowl and combine.
Cut a pocket horizontally into each salmon fillet. Stuff each pocket with about 2 tablespoons of the combined mixture.
Spread 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard on the salmon and finish by sprinkling breadcrumbs on top of each fillet.
Place salmon on non-stick baking sheet or backing sheet lined with oven safe paper and bake for 20 minutes at 375° F or until fillets are fully cooked.