Roasted Salmon with Sautéed Spinach and Zucchini & Dill Relish

There is no definitive answer for what makes for a perfect romantic dinner. Beyond the company, the atmosphere, and the intent to enjoy the evening with someone you love, there are truly no boundaries. Still, we recommend the fish, succinctly the salmon, which you can roast and dress up for any occasion with little effort. This recipe will make you feel confident in the kitchen, and there is nothing sexier than that!


Roasted Salmon
4 Salmon filets
I Large lemon
1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Prepare filets with oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice
Wrap in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet
Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and rest for five minutes.

Sauteed Spinach
1 Lbs fresh spinach
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, chopped
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Pepper

On medium-high heat, add oil and garlic to the pan, sautee for two minutes, and add spinach with a dash of salt and pepper.  Cook for another two minutes. Cover the pan and shut off the heat.

Zucchini & Dill Relish
1 large zucchini, diced
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/4 cup of fresh dill, chopped
1 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
1 large lemon, zest, and juice
Pinch of salt

Dice the zucchini—sautee over low heat with olive oil and a dash of salt for five minutes.
Remove from heat. In a small bowl add zucchini, tomatoes, dill, lemon zest, and juice. Add salt to taste.

Assemble with sauteed spinach first, salmon filet, then zucchini relish. Serve with mashed potatoes or quinoa with a preferred sauce.

Recipe by Gabe Gomez / Photography by Casey Lee

Try some of TABLE’s other recipes:

Beef Wellington with Crosshatched Potatoes & Roasted Carrots

Braised Beef Short Ribs with Cheddar Cheese Grits

Salmon with Saffron Risotto & Asparagus

Colossal Blackened Shrimp with Alfredo Sauce

Ravioli with Sautéed Veggies & Scallops

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