Friday, March 26, 2010

Recipe of the week: Greek style salmon

I love Mediterranean flavors and lately, I've been eating a lot of fish.  Last week I came up with this easy recipe!   I used salmon but you could use a different fish if you'd like, just adjust the cooking time.  I served it with rice and spinach salad.  Easy, tasty and healthy.  A Votre Sante!

Greek style salmon

3-4 salmon filets
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 onion chopped
1 can tomatoes, drained
3 oz drained kalmata olives, slice in half

Chop the onion and saute for about one minute.  Place salmon filets in pan, add tomatoes and olives.  Cook about 8 minutes, then turn over, finish cooking another 8-10 mintues or until the fish is flaky and not pink in the middle.  Serve with rice and fresh spinach. Serves 3-4.

Dressing for salad or topping for fish

1 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp olive oil
1-2 Tbsp fresh mint
1/2 tsp salt

Chop or tear the sprigs of mint.  Stir into yogurt along with the oil and salt.  Refrigerate until ready to use.  Drizzle over spinach or serve along side the fish.  Its also great on flat bread as a dip.