Salmon & quinoa

Salmon & Quinoa – 30 Minute Dinner

If my husband can cook this quick salmon dinner in under 30 minutes so can you! My husband typically cooks dinner once a week and I love it when he cooks for me. He puts so much love into his cooking, that I can actually feel the love when I eat the food. This is the most important ingredient in any cooking. We call it ingredient L. This is not something I’m making up.

It is true that it matters how the food you eat is prepared. It can have a positive or negative affect on you. Have you ever noticed how taking your time preparing and appreciating all the foods you’re about to make into a meal, makes you feel after you eat it? You feel the love! Compare that feeling to a stressful event in the kitchen. You’re in a bad mood and being negative while you’re cooking the meal. After you eat that meal you won’t feel as good or positive. It was simply missing the most important ingredient. Try to pay attention to your mood next time you’re in the kitchen cooking up a meal. This is a whole other topic, that I won’t get too deep into. Just thought I’d share a little bit of it with you.

Anyway back to the original topic. I haven’t tried many types of fish but out of all the ones that I’ve tried, salmon remains my favorite. I do find that kind of weird, because salmon is one of the “fishiest” fish out there. I also don’t like other seafood whatsoever. I don’t like shrimp, lobster, crab, oysters and all that other stuff. My husband and many other people that I know are just the opposite, they love sea food but hate salmon?! It makes no sense to me, but I guess I don’t make sense to them either. Haha! So it works!

As you probably already know salmon contains a lot of healthy fats – omega 3 fatty acids. Those are very important to get through your diet, since our body doesn’t produce them own its own. Omega 3 fatty acids are known to help lower abdominal obesity, lower blood pressure, increase metabolic rate, decrease depression, increase learning and memory, help get nice glowing healthy skin and much more.

This dish is nutritious, filling, clean and of course very delicious. Here’s how to make it.

Servings Prep Time
2 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Salmon and Quinoa
Servings: People
  1. Cook your quinoa according to the instructions on the package
  2. Chop up your veggies and sauté them in a little olive oil for about 10 minutes
  3. Cut two slits on the skin side of both fillets. Mix your spices together thoroughly. Season your salmon fillets on both sides generously.
  4. Put olive oil in your pan (we used cast iron) and heat the oil on high until it starts to smoke a little bit. Once you see the smoke coming from the pan lower the heat to medium and place the salmon flesh side down onto the oil. Leave it alone for about 5 minutes. You should see a nice blackened crust on the flesh. Flip the fillets skin down and allow to cook for another 10 minutes or until the skin is blackened and crispy.
  5. Add everything on to your plate as shown in the picture or you can even mix the veggies and quinoa together

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