Roasted Wild Caught Salmon With Sweet Tomatoes

by CHEF SERENA POON

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Recipe:

1 serving 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 boneless, wild caught 6oz salmon filet
  • 1 cup organic heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • 1/8 cup whole pitted Kalamata or green olives, drained
  • ¼ large organic lemon, seeded, peel and pith cut away, and roughly chopped
  • ¼ large clove garlic, crushed and sliced thin
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • ½ organic lemon, for squeezing
  • 1 tablespoon of organic grape seed oil
  • Himalayan salt or sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons organic parsley, chopped (optional garnish)

Step 1

Heat oil in large sauté pan over medium-high heat.

Evenly season salmon fillet with salt and pepper. Add filet, skin side up, and allow to cook, undisturbed, about 4 minutes. Gently flip fish, and sear about 3-4 minutes, or until just cooked through.

Step 2

While fish is cooking, heat olive oil in large sauté pan at just below medium-high heat. Add garlic, lemon, and tomatoes, and sauté 2-3 minutes, until tomatoes start to soften. Add olives and capers, and sauté 2 minutes more (bursting some tomatoes), until everything is hot and tender.

Step 3

Add tomato mixture to serving plates, and arrange fillets on top. Squeeze lemon over all, and garnish with parsley, if using.

Serena Poon is a leading chef, nutritionist and reiki master to the Hollywood elite. Serena’s passion and career for curating healing and wellness programs using integrative health, holistic nutrition and Culinary Alchemy™ began long before she started creating contemporary meals, menus and nutritional goodness for the likes of Jerry Bruckheimer, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, and Kerry Washington. Serena’s Culinary Alchemy is the practice of combining intuitive energetic techniques with guidance and education on functional & spiritual nutrition, integrating how food affects our bodies on a physiological level, as well as how it affects the energetic body. Serena’s goal is to optimize and heal the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of her clients. Serena is certified as a Reiki Master for Usui Shiki Ryoho as well as in advanced knowledge of the symbols in the Usui System of Natural Healing. She is also certified with Quantum Touch Healing and she is also part of the International Association of Reiki Professionals. Serena has a degree from UC Berkeley and Serena is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu’s most intense and comprehensive programming – Grand Diplome, which is inclusive of all advanced culinary techniques as well as advanced levels of pastry, confectionery, dessert making, etc. She is the founder of Just Add Water™, a wellness line of super nutrient foods and supplements, and Serena Loves, a lifestyle brand and blog, as well as the host for Serena Loves TV. 

CHEF SERENA POON

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