Creamy Spinach Salmon

I love salmon! It’s easy to cook and tastes delicious, my entire family loves it so it’s a win-win dinner option for us. It goes well with so many sides – my favorite include mashed potatoes, rice, farro, steamed potatoes, steamed veggies – or you can serve it over a salad; leftovers can be used in our Baked Salmon Patties recipe. This time I tried a creamy spinach sauce and we served it with Farro and a red cabbage salad. It was so good that I completely forgot to take a picture of the plated meal but i’ll do so next time I cook it.

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Breakfast Inspiration

I thought I’d post some breakfast inspiration for the week ahead.

We have 3 kids between ages 2 and 6 so to say that mornings are a hectic time would be an understatement. Between waking them up, trying get them all dressed, fed and out the door before 8.15 we don’t have time to enjoy a family breakfast every day so I try to make up for that in the weekends. One rule I follow during the week is that I try to provide something else every day for breakfast. Yes, I try to not run our of cereal and milk and that is my go to choice if I don’t have time for anything else but otherwise I try to put some fruit and veggies in their breakfast.

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Creamed Spinach Dish (Spanac)

This is one of my favorite recipes as it’s very easy to make (less than 30 minutes) and it can be used either as a side dish or as a dish of its own.

Usually I prefer to eat it with fries and a fried egg.

Ingredients (for 5 servings)

  • 2 lbs fresh organic spinach ( I usually buy 2 1 lbs boxes of the organic pre-washed baby spinach); you can substitute for canned or frozen spinach if that is what you have available.
  • 3 cups milk (for a vegan option you can substitute the milk with almond milk)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2-3 minced garlic cloves

Preparation:

You start by boiling water (usually I estimate about 4 cups of water for each pound of spinach) – once the water is boiling add the spinach and let it there for no more than 2-3 minutes. Drain the spinach and let it cool for few minutes.

In the meantime, you take a pot and heat 5-6 tablespoons of oil; add the garlic and let it infuse the oil for few seconds; add the flour and stir the mixture. Once the oil incorporates the flour you add the salt, pepper, milk and keep stirring over heat until it starts boiling and it gets to be the same consistency as gravy. You chop and add the spinach; keep stirring over heat for 2-3 more minutes until everything is incorporated.

Enjoy!

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