Nutrition is one the most important aspect of any diet. Eating the right kinds of foods is half the weight-loss battle. If you browse through different diet recipes, you will almost always come across fish and vegetables.
Fish is the healthiest protein available. It not only contains a lot of protein, but it also has heart-healthy agents such as Omega-3 and Omega-6. Vegetables, especially Broccoli, have been suggested many times in almost all of the diet plants out there because of its nutrients.
That being said, why not marry the two together to create an awesome dish that helps you lose weight!
Today, I am going to be sharing to you a recipe for Seared Salmon with Braised Broccoli. Here are the ingredients:
- 1 1/4 pounds wild Alaskan salmon fillet, skinned (see Tip) and cut into 4 portions
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried, divided
- 1 teaspoon salt, divided
- 2 heads broccoli (1-1 1/2 pounds), trimmed
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 small onion, diced
- 3 tablespoons raisins
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts
- 1/2 cup water
- Season salmon with half the rosemary and 1/2 teaspoon salt at least 20 minutes and up to 1 hour before cooking. Cut the broccoli into florets with 2-inch-long stalks. Remove the tough outer layer of the stalk with a vegetable peeler. Cut the florets in half lengthwise.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large wide saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add raisins, pine nuts and the remaining rosemary; toss to coat with oil. Cook, stirring, until the pine nuts are fragrant and beginning to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the broccoli, season with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and toss to combine. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the water has almost evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon, skinned-side up, and cook until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn the salmon over, remove the pan from the heat and let stand until just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes more.
- To serve, divide the broccoli among 4 plates. Top with salmon and spoon raisins, pine nuts and any liquid remaining in the pan over the salmon.
It is advised in any diet to eat copious amounts of fish and vegetables in a day to help you lose more weight. This Seared Salmon with Braised Broccoli recipe is very easy to do and it has all the vitamins and minerals you need to power your body every day.
Just one thing to note: When buying Salmon, opt for the Alaskan Salmon. This salmon is readily available and they reproduce often. Unlike other Salmon options, you do not endanger the Alaskan Salmon population at all. Plus, it is much cheaper than any other salmon variant.