Cooking for One: Braised Beet Greens with Steamed Salmon

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Beet Greens

I think beets are gorgeous. Regardless of the variety, they are filled with color. My brain has some type of instinctual attraction to them.

This recipe is just one more reason you should be cooking with beet greens.

The beet, the whole beet, is packed with nutrients. In fact, the beet greens carry more nutritional benefits than the root itself. They are packed with phytonutrients and antioxidants. Studies indicate eating beets can increase blood flow, reduce blood pressure, increase cardiovascular health, and improve eye health.

Cooking with Beet Greens

Braised Beet Greens with Steamed Salmon for One

Beet greens can be substituted for just about any green. But, this recipe is my favorite and is truly one of the easiest meals you can make yourself. Set it on the stove top and your dinner will cook as you take care of the rest of the evening’s chores. It really doesn’t get easier. It’s warm and fresh, fast and simple.

  1. Place a skillet on the stove. In the skillet, place a frozen salmon filet, skin side up, and fill the bottom of the pan with dry sherry. Cover the skillet and turn the burner to medium low heat. Allow to cook, covered until the filet becomes just tender (about 10 minutes).
  2. Once the filet is tender, fill the pan with beet greens, covering the filet. Sprinkle the greens with soy sauce, cover, and allow to steam for 3 minutes longer.
  3. Place the greens in a bowl. Use your spatula to remove the skin from the salmon. Lay the salmon on top of the greens. Pour the liquid from the pan over the greens and salmon. Sprinkle with additional soy sauce to taste.
  4. Serve with sliced avocado and sesame seeds.

Cooking for One

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