Sounds fancy, doesn’t it? How does 3 minutes and no dishes sound? Not fancy, but fabulous. The fact that this meal was phenomenal, and incredibly healthy, is just the cherry on the cake. This recipe is for all the busy moms, or people who work long days. For the people who hate to do dishes, or want a quick meal that’s also very healthy.
Look, it’s as easy as this:
Salmon Baked in a Foil Parcel with Green Beans and Pesto adapted from Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, as seen on Eats Well with Others
3 cups fresh green beans
2 (6 oz) wild salmon fillets, skin on
2 Tbsp pesto (I used homemade, but prepared is fine, too!)
2 tsp olive oil
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Preheat your oven to 400. Rinse and trim beans. Halve both of the lemons.
Pull out a sheet of aluminum foil, about a yard long, and fold it in half to give two layers. Put a handful of green beans in the middle of the foil. Lay a salmon fillet, skin side down, across the beans and spoon over pesto. Drizzle each filet with 1 tsp olive oil. Squeeze over juice from one of the lemons, and season with salt and pepper. Pull the aluminum foil edges together and scrunch them up to seal the parcel. Repeat these steps to make the second parcel. Place both foil parcels on a sheet pan.
Put the baking sheet into your oven and cook for 15-17 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let it stand for a minute before carefully unwrapping it. Either serve the parcels on plates as they are or carefully unwrap them before serving. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutrition Information (per serving): 431 calories; 24 g. fat; 108 mg. cholesterol; 410 mg. sodium; 8.5 g. carbohydrate; 4 g. fiber; 38.5 g. protein
Result: Simple, quick, light, flavorful, and very healthy! I can’t wait to make this again. Note to self: a dinner doesn’t always have to be complex and with a ton of ingredients to be divine! Enjoy![/print_this]
Mr. Prevention got an emergency call from work at 3am and showered and went in. Maybe tonight will be my evening of sound rest! At least I got in a killer run (first 2 miles were torture, and it was effortless from there on out) and made this delicious meal! Because there was no clean-up and the meal was a quick one, I was settling in for the evening by 7pm. That almost never happens. Reason #294380 I love this recipe 😉
Tonight is dinner with Gina (Candid RD) and Nick! Very excited! 😀
Question: What meals do you love because they’re quick or require very little clean-up?