This is a simple Mediterranean meal.
You’ll find Mediterranean salmon simple to cook when you use a parchment paper pouch for steaming the fish while surrounding it with zucchini, squash and seasonings. First, fold the paper in half to create a foundation. Set it aside so you can cut the vegetables into rounds about an eighth of an inch thick. You want the zucchini and squash to penetrate every bite of the finished product.
Next, take the salmon fillet and place it on top of the vegetables. Add a bit of oil to some pesto to add moisture and help everything cook. Then smear a tablespoon of pesto all over the top of the salmon.
If you want to add additional zing to your fish, try more toppings like sliced up olives, artichoke hearts, or sun-dried tomato chips. Who said salmon has to be boring?
Before you cook…
Before cooking, add a tablespoon of water to the pouch to help it steam. Then fold everything over, making a crease so it’s sealed tight. You’re going to cook this in the microwave on high for five minutes. What’s great about this recipe is you can make up the pouch ahead of time, seal it, and put in the fridge.
Come home, pop in the microwave and … you will have a Mediterranean dinner in minutes!
Plus, you can do this with other kinds of fish and veggies. I’ve used thin sliced tomatoes, green beans and asparagus, as well as different seasonings.
The only caution: be careful when you take the plate out of the microwave. Cut open the bag and slowly let the steam escape.
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