Ok, ok, I know, that title is a mouthful. But trust me when I tell you that if you make this, your mouth will be full of some seriously fabulous food! This recipe basically came about because I had lounged around all day and then realized I only had about 30 minutes left to make dinner before my husband came home. So I ran to the fridge and assessed my situation: two filets of salmon (great), a bunch of broccoli rabe (great), parsley (great), and–heck yes!–some feta (great great great)! And of course, my pantry was always stocked with gobs of garlic. I wasn’t exactly sure what was going to happen but I knew I had some fantastic ingredients so hope was high. If you want to do what I did, keep reading:
Salmon filets , skinless
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
2 tbsp. parsley, chopped
2 garlic cloves, pressed or very finely minced
Salt and pepper (about 1/4 tsp each)
Optional veggie side dish:
Broccoli rabe, roughly chopped
1 tsp olive oil
Pinch salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Take a small bowl and whip together the feta, garlic and herbs. I had parsley on hand so that is what I used. But you could also use dill, thyme or rosemary. Whip until the feta becomes fluffy.
Take a lined, lightly oiled sheet pan. Add the veggies and toss in a tbsp of olive oil and pinch of salt and pepper. Push the veggies to the edges of the pan so there is a little open space in the middle. Place the salmon filets in the middle space. Sprinkle salt and pepper around all sides of the salmon. You don’t have to go cra-cra with the salt because the feta has a fair amount of salt already. The salmon skins should be removed but don’t have to be. Place the skin side down on the sheet pan. Top the salmon with a generous amount of the feta.
Stick the sheet pan in the oven and cook 15-25 minutes depending on your preferred doneness. I like mine medium so that took about 18 minutes. Just check it and cook a little longer if you like.
And dinner is done!! Check out how the feta gets a little golden brown. And the broccoli rabe is beautifully roasted and the edges are a little crispy. Yum! And I still had a few min to relax before hearing my cute hubby’s keys jangling in the door.