Heart Healthy Salmon with olive relish
They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar. ~Henry David Thoreau
The health benefits of eating salmon are well known. We hear continually that the Omega-3 levels in this fish make it worth eating often. Beyond the value of Omega-3’s, continuing research has found many more reasons to include salmon in your diet. Check out this article at Health Diaries.
Since salmon is on my menu weekly, I decided to make a new topping to serve with it. A sauce of some type is my usual choice, but I had a large container of kalamata olives in my refrigerator and the idea of a relish came to mind.
Roughly chop pitted kalamata olives.
Mince garlic, and chiffonade some fresh basil.
To round out the flavors, I decided to add some balsamic vinegar. I combined the olives, garlic and basil with the vinegar and some extra virgin olive oil. A little freshly ground black pepper and the relish was done.
Prepare the wild sockeye salmon for broiling. Sockeye has a stronger flavor than some of the other wild species. An informative resource about this fish can be found in the Eating Well blog.
When the fish is cooked to your preference, plate it with some steamed asparagus and top with the relish. Bon appetit.
Salmon with Kalamata Olive Relish Recipe
By February 11, 2013Published:
- Yield: 4 Servings
- Prep: 15 min mins
- Cook: 5-7 min. mins
- Ready In: 20 mins
Sockeye salmon with kalamata olive relish
- 1 pound salmon
- 7 ounces pitted Kalamata olives
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- to taste freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Roughly chop the pitted olives and place in a small non metal bowl.
- Mince the garlic and chiffonade (slice thinly) the fresh basil. Add to the olives and mix together.
- Add the balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and black pepper to taste. Stir well.
- Cut the salmon into 4 equal pieces. Place on a broiler safe pan and brush on a small amount of olive oil.
Broil to your likeness.
- Plate with steamed asparagus and top with the olive relish.
- Course: Entrées