A Beginner’s Guide to Good Enough Fish, Part 3 (Menu Plan Monday)

I’m linking up again with Org Junkie for Menu Plan Monday.  And today, just in time for the last two weeks of Lent, I have (drumroll please), the third installment of

A Beginner’s Guide to Good Enough Fish

And the crowd goes wild!

The Perfect Health Diet authors recommend eating salmon twice a week.  Most salmon recipes I come across have citrus and/or sweet flavors, and these just get old after a while.  (Actually, these salmon cakes don’t, but sometimes I get tired of these too, as good as they are.)  So I came up with a more savory salmon dish this past week:




Mediterranean-Inspired Salmon

3 or 4 four-ounce salmon filets (no skin)

1/8 to 1/4 c. olive oil

1/2 onion, sliced thinly

1/4 c. Kalamata olives PLUS 1/2 c. of the brine

3 cloves garlic, minced OR 1.5 tsp. pre-minced garlic

4 handfuls baby spinach leaves

Salt to taste


Saute the onion in olive oil for five minutes, on low to medium-low heat.  Add salmon and garlic and sprinkle with salt.  Continue cooking on low heat.  Flip the salmon after about 5 minutes and keep on low heat until salmon is cooked through.  Add the olives, spinach, and brine.  Simmer about five minutes, until spinach is wilted and the liquid is somewhat reduced.  Serve over rice, couscous, or quinoa.

This probably would be good with feta cheese, but I didn’t have any on hand.

Let me know if you like it and if you add any more seasonings.

My menu for this week:

Have a delicious week!


One thought on “A Beginner’s Guide to Good Enough Fish, Part 3 (Menu Plan Monday)

  1. This week’s menu looks delicious! I totally pinned the teriyaki chicken and the man pleasing chicken looks delicious too! I’ve got to do a better job of planning meals. I take the time to plan clothes, come on, Ginny, step it up!

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