Salmon (with dill cream) and Green Bean Amandine

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Cooking for two – a term that can be pretty difficult. I get it! Every other week, I’m cooking dinner for two (or 4 and leftovers) (and the other week, family-friendly food.) This is a great recipe for 2 because the ingredients easy to buy in these portions. It’s also a great date-night meal.

Another bonus of this recipe: it’s super healthy! It only has about 580 calories, but then 45 grams of protein, and only 16 grams of carbs.

Easy weeknight date night for two? Yes, please!

(note: Although green been amandine is a “dish always made with sliced almonds”, sometimes it’s easier to go without if you’re trying to make it easy on weeknights and you don’t have this ingredient.)

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp olive oil (divided)
  • 12 oz. green beans, trimmed
  • 2 garlic cloves. minced
  • Salt
  • 2, 6 oz. portions of salmon (skin optional)
  • 1 lemon zest (or 1/2 tsp lemon juice)
  • 1 oz. sour cream
  • 2 sprigs dill, minced
  • 1/2 oz. grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 oz. silvered almonds

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

On a prepared baking sheet (I like to use tin foil, but parchment is also a great option), toss 1 tsp olive oil, green beans, garlic, and salt. Spread out on baking sheet.

Cook about 10-12 minutes.

While beans are in the oven, heat an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp olive oil.

Dry off salmon and season both sides well with salt. Place skin side up (if you have it), and sear until brown. (around 2-4 minutes.)

Around this point, the green bean timer should be going off. Toss, and top partially cooked green beans with parmesan and almond slivers.

Flip salmon and place pan in oven until salmon reaches 140 degrees. (As it sits, it will come up to 145, which is medium.) Green beans will go in at the same time.

Cook the salmon and green beans (side by side) about 7-9 minutes.

While items are in the oven, make the dill cream. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice (and zest if you have it available), sour cream, dill, and a pinch of salt. Stir and adjust seasoning.

Top salmon with dill cream sauce.

(Optional – Squeeze additional lemon juice overtop of the whole dish.)

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