Scrumptious Salmon with Grapes & Wine

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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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

How to Make Scrumptious Salmon with Grapes & Wine

Step-by-Step

  • 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.
  • 7Dig in & enjoy the raves!!! :)

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About Scrumptious Salmon with Grapes & Wine

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