Meatless Monday – A Little Salmon and Broccoli

Sep 2011

Somehow, the summer has slipped away from me.  A huge pile of mail stared across as I unloaded the groceries from a quick trip to the market. I was planning on a dinner of salmon and broccoli-and there across the counter on the top of a huge pile of mail to go thru-was the new issue of Time Magazine with salmon and broccoli all front and center.

I couldn’t wait to see what Dr. Oz  had to say about the dinner I had just purchased.  I’ve loved the Emmy award winning TV host since he walked me through a whole lotta’ talk about hormones, so he’s someone who has my attention.  It’s probably not news to anyone reading this that my evening’s chosen ingredients are good for you.  According to Dr. Oz’s article, “broccoli is high in fiber and has been shown to have cholesterol lowering benefits. It’s also rich in sulpher compounds, which are good for the liver and thus strengthen the body’s natural detoxification systems. “  The Omega-3s found in salmon are good for just about every part of your body including brain, skin, vision and heart.  Just be sure to check Seafood Watch for the best type of sustainable salmon to buy in your area.  Dr. Oz’s article goes on to tell about his healthy diet plan: what you should eat and why.
Quick Salmon with Soy Glaze and Oven Roasted Broccoli with Pine Nuts
I am a big fan of Soy Vay {if you don’t have it in your area you can use low sodium soy sauce with ginger and garlic mixed in to your liking} Coat the salmon lightly with  glaze and put in roasting pan.  Toss broccoli flowerets with olive oil and salt and pepper.  Put in another roasting pan.  Cook @ 400 for approx. 10 minutes depending on the size of the salmon.  Toss broccoli half way through cooking. Dust broccoli with a little grated parmesan cheese and toss in some toasted pine or walnuts when done. Enjoy! I served it over my favorite 3 color couscous and added some cherry tomatoes.