Salsa Verde Salmon with Spinach & Tomato Rice

Salsa Verde Salmon

with Spinach & Tomato Rice

25 MIN
4 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

This simple, vibrant dish pairs crispy skin salmon with fluffy white rice tossed with sautéed tomatoes and spinach and our own Italian-style salsa verde (which includes parsley, olive oil, garlic, and more). It’s all finished with some more of the zesty, verdant sauce spooned on top of the fish just before serving.

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  • Nutrition
  • Calories
    660 Cals (est.)
Salsa Verde Salmon with Spinach & Tomato Rice
  • 4 Skin-On Salmon Fillets
  • 1 cup Long Grain White Rice
  • 5 oz Baby Spinach
  • ½ lb Grape Tomatoes
  • ⅓ cup Salsa Verde
  • 2 Tbsps Crème Fraîche
  • ¼ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Tbsp Weeknight Hero Spice Blend (Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Smoked Paprika & Whole Dried Parsley)

Tips from Home Chefs

Cook the rice
1 Cook the rice

Carefully rinse the rice (sifting through for any impurities). Drain thoroughly. In a medium pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 2 cups of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 13 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork.

2 Prepare the ingredients

Wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve the tomatoes; place in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Stir to coat.

Prepare the ingredients
Cook the fish
3 Cook the fish

Meanwhile, pat the fish dry with paper towels; season on both sides with salt and pepper. Season only on the skinless side with the spice blend. In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned fish, skin side down. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until the skin is browned and crispy. Flip and cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until lightly browned and cooked through.*

*The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for fish.

4 Cook the vegetables

In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned tomatoes and as much of the red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the spinach. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until slightly wilted. Turn off the heat. Transfer to a plate. Wipe out the pan. 

Cook the vegetables
Finish the rice & serve your dish
5 Finish the rice & serve your dish

To the pot of cooked rice, add the crème fraîche, cooked vegetables, half the salsa verde, and a drizzle of olive oil; stir to thoroughly combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished rice topped with the cooked fish and remaining salsa verde. Enjoy!  

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