Healthy Recipe: Garlic Kale and Lime-Infused Salmon

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This dish smells as good as it tastes. In under 30 minutes, you have a healthy dinner on the table that perfumes your home with notes of garlic and lime. Kale is a nutritional powerhouse, but can limit your iodine absorption. The salmon ensures your iodine levels stay up, which is essential for thyroid health. This tasty meal can easily become a go-to weeknight favorite while also helping you maintain a healthy weight.

Garlic Kale and Lime-Infused Salmon

Serves:  4 | Prep: 10 min | Cook: 15 min

Ingredients for the Salmon:

  • 4 salmon filets (1 ½-2 lbs.)
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 large lime, zested and juiced
  • 2-3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & freshly cracked black pepper (to taste)

Ingredients for the Kale:

  • 1 large bunch of kale (about 5 cups: ribs removed, washed & chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • Salt & freshly cracked pepper (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400º
  2. Marinate the salmon filets with 3 cloves of pressed garlic, the zest & juice of one lime, salt & pepper
  3. Let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  4. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, sear the salmon in olive oil on both sides, about 1-2 minutes per side.
  5. Place in the oven to finish cooking. About 5-7 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish.
  6. In another frying pan, sauté four cloves of sliced garlic in olive oil over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  7. Add the kale and mix to distribute the garlic. Add the water, cover and let steam, about 1-2 minutes.
  8. Season the kale with salt, pepper & lime juice. Plate and serve immediately.

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