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Salmon with Butternut Squash and Brussel Sprouts

Salmon with Butternut Squash and Brussel Sprouts

CUISINE

American

PREP

30 minutes

COOK

1 hour

SERVINGS

4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Brussel Sprouts
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder

Directions:

Butternut Squash
  1. Cut butternut squash in half (or buy it pre-diced). Rub olive oil on the inside of the squash. Roast for 45 minutes on 400 F face down (start preparing brussel sprouts and salmon while squash is cooking).
  2. Scrape out butternut squash into small blender or food processor and puree. Add butter and maple syrup and continue to puree until desired consistency.
Brussel Sprouts
  1. Wash and cut Brussel sprouts in half.
  2. In mixing bowl, drizzle olive oil over Brussel sprouts and season. Mix together thoroughly so all Brussel sprouts are coated.
  3. Roast in the oven on 400 F for 20-30 minutes until desired texture.
Salmon
  1. Lay salmon filet on large piece of foil. Melt butter, mix in spices and pour 1/2 of the mix over filet. Save 1/2 of the mixture to top cooked salmon with.
  2. Grill at 300 F, 15-20 minutes until salmon cooked. Take out of foil and sear for 2 minutes on each side.
Caramelized Onion
  1. In a small pan on medium heat, add olive oil and onions, sauté for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Use as topping on salmon.

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Salmon with Butternut Squash Puree and Brussel Sprouts

This salmon with butternut squash & brussel sprouts recipe made me feel like I was dining out at an upscale restaurant! I mean it is a remake of a dish I had at Simon and Seaforts.

This salmon recipe was an attempt to replicate a salmon dish from one of my favorite hometown restaurants in Anchorage, Alaska. I love trying new ideas with fresh wild caught salmon because you really can’t go wrong considering all of its health benefits. Typically I just wrap up the fish in foil, add some seasonings and throw it on the grill but I decided to be a little bit more adventurous this time around and I was pleased with the results!

I know what you’re thinking: the soupy looking squash isn’t exactly a selling point. However, you will not be disappointed and this definitely won’t be the last time you puree it or make this fantastic dish. This recipe is like a creamy dipping sauce – except even creamier and more delicious and comforting. Pair this pureed squash with Brussel sprouts and you’ve got an impressive meal that is likely to impress your friends and family.

Salmon With Butternut Squash Puree and Brussel Sprouts Nutrition Facts

Being a credentialed dietitian means that I am constantly on the lookout for healthy recipes and ways to make them more tasty. Finding foods that are good for your health – your heart, your brain, neurological and skeletal system is important for living a long, able-bodied and active lifestyle. This meal will ensure that you are getting your entire fix of vitamin A and vitamin C, nearly your entire needed amount of protein and vitamin B6 for the day and provides nearly half the daily requirements for magnesium and potassium.

Salmon – Basic Facts

Salmon and various types of fish are proven to enhance cognitive functionality and development, and promote positive heart health. That is because it is rich in protein, vitamin B-6, cobalamin, potassium, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids.

Brussel Sprouts – Why You Should Include Them in This Recipe

These bitter, but fantastic little guys can be off-putting to some unless made correctly. However, they are a good source of protein, and just one serving meets the daily vitamin C and vitamin K requirements. Brussel sprouts are also known to help regulate blood sugar, can decrease symptoms of inflammation like arthritis and can reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. I cook them until they are nice and crispy.

Butternut Squash – It’s Magical Properties

A good source of vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, and manganese. Butternut squash being high in fiber offers similar benefits to salmon (for the heart) as well as nervous and immune systems. The butternut puree adds the perfect amount of saucy sweetness.

 

Looking for more Alaskan seafood or salmon recipes?

Alaska King Crab Legs

Fish Tacos

Grilled Shrimp and Veggie Foil Packet

Salmon Sushi Bake

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