Salmon with Spiced Greens

Servings 4 Serves


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons minced ginger divided
  • 4 6-oz. skinless salmon fillets
  • 1 large lemon
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 cups chopped kale


  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, place butter and half of the olive oil along with next 6 ingredients (garlic through half of the gingerroot).
  • Cook until butter bubbles and edges of the mixture start to brown; remove from heat and set aside. Squeeze lemon juice over the fillets then drizzle them with the remaining olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add salmon; cook for 3 minutes then turn and cook for 3 to 4 minutes; remove from pan and allow fish to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, strain the butter mixture and place it in a large skillet over mediumhigh heat until hot; add chopped kale and sauté for 2 minutes. Add remaining gingerroot and continue to cook until kale is just tender. Arrange kale on dinner plates; top with salmon and serve braised kale on the side.


LC SERVING SUGGESTION: Add baked Hubbard squash. SERVING SUGGESTION: Add roasted fingerling potatoes. KOSHER: No changes necessary. GLUTEN FREE: No changes necessary. NUTRITION: per serving: 344 Calories; 17g Fat; 37g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 104mg Cholesterol; 191mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 5 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 2 Fat. Points: 9
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