Pan Seared Salmon atop spinach salad

May 22, 2011
3 Ratings
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

Typically I'm not a huge fan of spinach; but this recipe is a grate way to incorporate the healthy greens into your diet and it tastes great. Also, an economical way to make this recipe is using frozen pearl onions, spinach and fish! and it tastes amazing —Katelyn Kendrick

What You'll Need
  • Spinach Salad
  • 6 handfuls spinach leaves (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 cup pearl onions(frozen or fresh)
  • 3 tablespoons grated mozzarella
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons reg. butter
  • Pan- Seared Salmon
  • 2 salmon filets
  • 1 tablespoon Irish butter
  • 1 tablespoon dry red wine
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 dashes onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced leak
  • 2 teaspoons minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Spinach Salad
  2. If using FROZEN follow this step and continue (if using FRESH continue to STEP 2) ~boil the frozen spinach for about 8 - 10 minutes in large pot of water and strain very well. ~Let frozen pearl onions sit out for about 5-10 minutes until only beginning to thaw
  3. Saute the spinach in large pan with 2 tbl. regular salted butter. Until they reduce in size (about 10 minutes). Add some olive oil to spinach in desired.
  4. Then add the onions and allow to saute for about 4 minutes and reduce heat to low.
  5. Salt generously and add pepper to taste.
  1. Pan- Seared Salmon
  2. Saute the shallots and leak in a pan with olive oil until translucent and fragrant
  3. season the salmon filets with onion powder, salt and pepper. Then add to the pan
  4. Allow about six minutes on one side. Then Flip. And add the Irish Butter
  5. Allow another six or so minutes to sear. Then remove filets from pan and set on a sep. plate
  6. Use the wine to deglaze the pan and scrap up loose bits. Pour this over top the spinach and mix the spinach. Also add mozzarella cheese to the spinach and mix again.
  7. Then plate the spinach leaving a shallow area in the middle to place the salmon on top. Add a slice of red apple to garnish.

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3 Reviews

kikanada April 24, 2017
I just made this dish and it was pretty good except for the pearl onions, which were too sharp. The recipe doesn't specify if they are supposed to be fresh or marinated? Whole or sliced? Thank you for clarifying that! I'm a total pearl onion newbie.
Nancy M. July 7, 2013
I made this last night and it was fabulous!
Sagegreen May 22, 2011
We are both thinking salmon at the same time! Spinach with salmon is wonderful.