Saturday, June 27, 2009

Salmon w/ Lemon Relish

This is a recipe from my Grama posted for her! :) It's a wonderful, light, summer meal.

1/4 c. pine nuts (or sunflower seeds - pine nuts are expensive)
1/4 c. raisins
slivered zest and juice of 1 lemon
about 1 1/2 lbs. salmon fillets
coarse salt and ground pepper
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley
3 T. olive oil
5 oz. baby spinach

Preheat oven to 450.  Spread nuts on a baking sheet & toast in oven, tossing occasionally until lightly browned, 5-7 min.  Remove from sheet and reserve.   

Place raisins & lemon zest in a small bowl and cover with boiling water.  Season salmon with salt and pepper, roast 8-10 minutes.  Drain and discard liquid from raisins and zest.  Return to bowl and add lemon juice, nuts, parsley, and oil.  Season with salt and pepper.  Stir to combine.  Place salmon on a bed of spinach, spoon lemon relish over the top.