Garlic Salmon over Spinach

Salmon is chock-full of DHA, the omega-3 fatty acid with the most evidence for brain benefits. Almost any salmon is a good choice for the brain, not just because of high good-for-you DHA levels but also because of relatively low levels of bad-for-you mercury. Wild salmon is probably a better choice than farmed salmon, due to lower levels of PCBs. Spinach and garlic may add to the brain benefits of this recipe!
Serves 4
Leftover salmon does not have to go to waste. Try adding any leftovers to scrambled eggs along with sautéed onions, green peppers, and grated Swiss cheese for a delicious breakfast the next morning!
  • 4 4-oz salmon filets
  • 2 Tbsps butter
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsps lemon pepper seasoning
  • 6 oz fresh spinach
  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Stir in 4 cloves of minced garlic.
  3. Sprinkle salmon filets on both sides with lemon pepper seasoning.
  4. Place the salmon in the pan and cook on both sides, approximately 3 minutes per side, until fish flakes when tested with a fork.
  5. Meanwhile, steam fresh spinach for approximately 4 minutes or until tender.
  6. Toss spinach with remaining 2 cloves of minced garlic.
  7. Serve the salmon filets over the spinach.
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