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.
1Heat 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.
2Heat 2 TBS of olive oil in large skillet. Brown both sides of salmon, about 5 minutes total. (If skillet is smaller, brown in batches.)
3Mix 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.
4When 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).
5As 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.
6Take salmon out of oven. Plate each piece of salmon with the baked spinach underneath. Top with the grape wine sauce.