A Fish Dish Story

Fish Even Kids Will Love

Written by Gayle

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Maybe I'm just a mean mom, but however it happened, my kids grew up eating--and enjoying--fish.  I think one of the reasons is this recipe.

Years ago we went to a show in LA.  It was a dinner and comedy show with Danish comedians.  My Danish in-laws and several other family members were excited for the comedy.  I had no idea that I would come away with a favorite family recipe.

It was fish--salmon, to be exact--on a bed of multi-colored peppers.  There was lime juice, I could tell, and a green herb that I had never tasted before.  Delicious!

Several years later, when I tasted cilantro for the first time, it sparked my taste memory.  That was the unknown green herb in the salmon entree!  So I was able to more accurately recreate this delicious fish dish for my family!  It is simple and fast, and very nutritious.  

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Wild-Caught Salmon on a Rainbow Pepper Bed

You'll Need:

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Chop the peppers into 1/2 to 1-inch chunks

Chop the cilantro

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Place about 1/2 inch of lightly salted water in a flat skillet, then gently lower the salmon into the water to poach.  Cover and bring to a gentle simmer.  Depending on the thickness of the salmon, it will need only about 10 minutes to cook through.  

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Heat the olive oil in another skillet, and then saute the peppers just until tender. Add salt to taste.

Check the salmon.  Use a fork to gently open up the thickest part of the fish.  When it is light salmon-colored, not deep red, it is done.  

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Stir the cilantro into the peppers...

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...and add a squeeze of lime juice.

Then you are ready to serve!  Place the peppers on a platter, and then top with the poached salmon.

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This is a great recipe for hot spring or summer days when you don't want to heat the kitchen.  I served it with roasted asparagus and an easy arugula, tomato, feta cheese salad.

You might try grilling your salmon instead of poaching, for a real summer-style dish!

Want to know some health benefits of eating salmon?  Try these on for size: Reduction of inflammation, improved cognitive function, cancer prevention, and improved eye, cardiovascular, skin and eye health!  Click here for the details!

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