Sunday, September 23, 2012

Salmon with Zucchini, Cherry Tomato, Walnut, and Goat Cheese Topping

Quick and tasty weeknight fare.  Definitely took less than half an hour to throw together, but looks (I think) a little nicer than that.

What you need:

2 (5-6 ounce) salmon fillets
Fennel Seeds, Salt, Pepper
1 teaspoon honey
1 zucchini, sliced thinly
1/4 cup onion, diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 chopped arugula (I only added this because I was trying to use it up, but it was good, so if want to, throw it in)
Garlic powder 
Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted
2 Tablespoons crumbled goat cheese

Start by heating your oven to broil on high.  Place salmon fillets on a lightly greased baking sheets.  Rub each piece with 1/2 teaspoon of honey (or a bit more if you aren't trying to cut back on sugar).  Sprinkle with fennel seeds, salt, and pepper.  Place in oven and broil for 5-10 minutes, depending on thickness of fillets and how hot your oven gets.  Salmon should be browned and flake easily with a fork when done.

While the salmon is cooking, saute the zucchini and onion in an olive oil-sprayed saucepan with a pinch of salt.  After a couple minutes, add the tomatoes and arugula.  Add a splash or two of balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Add the walnuts.

Top each piece of salmon with vegetable mixture and half of the goat cheese.  Enjoy!

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