March 4, 2011

Smoked Salmon and Sautéed Broccoli

Keeping dinner healthy and simple is a priority with most people and why not? You want something healthy and don’t want to spend an hour or more in the kitchen. That is especially true if you work full-time, have kids, or have to battle commuter traffic. You can’t blame people for wanting to go home and relax.

One of my favourite things to eat is smoked salmon. It’s already prepared, you can eat it warm or cold and you can eat it so many ways. It’s great any time of year and in leftovers. I find all you need to do is make a side to accompany it and you’re good to go.

For this particular dinner I sautéed some broccoli with garlic and sundried tomatoes. You could add whatever it is you like in the quantities you like. Chop and wash one head of broccoli (and the stems if you like them, and who doesn’t?!). Heat some oil in a large frying pan and begin to sauté broccoli. Once it is halfway cooked, add some chopped or thinly sliced garlic and sundried tomatoes (as much or as little as you like). I also sprinkle on some salt and pepper along with some herbs. I tend to use the trio (parsley, basil and oregano) but you could use whatever suits your fancy – cayenne pepper might add a nice zip (mental note for next time). You want the broccoli cooked but still with some crunch, plus it will still have all its vitamins.

In less than 15 mins dinner is ready. As an added bonus, you could cook up extras and with another piece of salmon you have lunch the next day.

** Liquid smoke can have gluten in it so check the labels and talk to your fishmonger or butcher.


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