Scrumptious Salmon with Grapes & Wine

Michelle Koletar/Mertz

By
@Mertzie

You will love this for your next special meal, I promise! My 16-year-old son is my most brutal food critic, and when I made this last night, he said it was "exceptional" and should be served in a fine restaurant. Ha, ha. Tons of yummy flavors.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

4
salmon filets (i got a large piece of salmon & cut myself)
1
large bag of fresh spinach (about 4-5 cups)
4
tbs olive oil
1/2
tbs minced garlic
2 Tbsp
honey (i like organic, good quality to use)
1 tsp
dijon mustard or more to your taste
1 tsp
italian spice mix, dill or thyme
salt & pepper
2 c
red grapes, halved
1/4-1/2 c
dry red wine
1/4 c
walnuts (i used crushed)
2 Tbsp
roughly chopped or torn italian parsley
1 tsp
italian seasonings or thyme or dill

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 300 degrees. Pat salmon dry. Mix honey & dijon mustard & brush on salmon generously. Sprinkle Italian seasonings (or choice of seasoning) on top of salmon w/ salt & pepper.
2
Heat 2 TBS of olive oil in large skillet. Brown both sides of salmon, about 5 minutes total. (If skillet is smaller, brown in batches.)
3
Mix 2 TBS olive oil & garlic. Toss fresh spinach (uncooked) with olive oil & garlic. Top with a dash of sea salt. Lay this in a large baking dish.
4
When salmon is browned, lay salmon on top of spinach in the baking dish. Loosely cover top w/ aluminum foil. Bake for 10 minutes. Take aluminum foil off & bake for another few minutes until the salmon is to your liking. (3-5 minutes).
5
As salmon is baking, toast the walnuts for about 3 minutes in same skillet used for browning your salmon. Add the grape halves, & toss gently until the grapes are tender. Then add your wine, some Italian spices, bring to a boil & then lower to simmer & reduce. Add the Italian parsley about 2 minutes before you are ready to turn off heat.
6
Take salmon out of oven. Plate each piece of salmon with the baked spinach underneath. Top with the grape wine sauce.
7
Dig in & enjoy the raves!!! :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy