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.
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