Valentines Day Salmon for Two!

Valentine’s Day Dinner for two coming right up! With V-Day falling on a weekday this year, I wanted to give you guys a recipe that is quick and easy but also memorable and delicious! Of course you can make this salmon any night of the week, but I love fish for romantic dinners because it’s delicious and seems a little more “special” than ordinary chicken or beef. What are your Valentine’s Day plans?

Valentines Day Salmon for Two!

Valentines Day Salmon for Two!

Ingredients
  

Salmon ingredients:

  • 2 6- ounce wild salmon filets
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 garlic clove minced

Salad ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lb butternut squash
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp celtic salt
  • 1 large bunch of kale stemmed and finely chopped
  • 1 large handful dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds

Dressing ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

Salmon Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Place salmon filets on parchment paper a few inches apart.
  • Whisk together syrup, mustard and spices in a small bowl. Brush sauce over the salmon filets.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until salmon can easily flake with a fork.

Final Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Toss cubed butternut squash with olive oil and spices. Spread the cubes on a baking sheet and roast for 20-25 minutes.
  • Wash and chop your kale, removing the stems.
  • To prepare dressing, whisk together oil, orange juice, vinegar, honey, dijon and salt and pepper.
  • Pour dressing over kale and allow kale to absorb some of the excess dressing. Once the squash is finished roasting, add cubes to the salad and toss.
  • Add dried cherries and sliced almonds and serve.
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