08 October 2013

Dishes with Dee: Arugula and Salmon salad

So, you are on board.
I'm loving the feedback I've been getting from you guys.

Earlier this week, you went to the grocery store and blindly bought salmon because I told you to.
I didn't tell you what we'd be having.  I didn't even tell you when we'd need it.
Obviously I need to get my shit together.

So tonight for dinner we are having an arugula salad with mushrooms, Parmesan, and salmon.

Another simple one.

Here's what ya need:

4 c. arugula 
1/2 shallot- thinly sliced
1 1/4 c mushrooms- sliced
1/4 c shaved parmesan cheese
Juice from 1/2 lemon (Plus 2-3 slices)
About 2 tsp white balsamic or champagne vinegar- whichever you have is fine, I've done this both ways
About 2-3 tbsp roasted garlic olive oil 
(If you only have regular oil you could put the oil in a small pan and cook a garlic clove for 1-2 minutes like you did yesterday to infuse the oil.  Remove the garlic, drain oil into a bowl and set aside to cool)
One 6 oz. salmon filet
Rosemary, salt and pepper. 

And here's what ya do:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Lightly grease an oven safe baking dish.
Season your fish with salt and pepper, then drizzle with a touch of oil.
Top with a few sprigs of rosemary, and lemon slices.
Bake until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. (About 12 minutes)
Turn fish out onto a plate (that means upside-down) and gently remove the skin.

In a medium bowl, combine lemon juice, vinegar, and a dash of salt and pepper (go easy on the pepper, arugula is a very peppery leaf).
Slowly whisk in your roasted garlic olive oil.

Add your arugula to that bowl and hand-toss.
You'll remember we covered the reasons why you add your greens into the dressing versus pouring it over when I wrote this post for Steak Salad with Plums and Goat Cheese

Once your arugula is coated, add your mushrooms, shallot, and parmesan.
Toss again.

Plate it and top with salmon.

Enjoy.  You're eating clean, and it's still a little fancy.

Note: Making a simple dressing like this is all about taste.  Maybe you like a little more oil and a little less vinegar or vice-versa.  Taste-test!  Find out what proportions work for you. 


  1. looking simple and tasty recipe but quantity of Arugula is overfull.. otherwise perfect salad
    Salmon Salad

  2. Wow, what a great salad! The photos are gorgeous too!!! This would be perfect for my daughter tonight!

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