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Pan-Seared Salmon

Pan-Seared Salmon

with Arugula-Mint Pesto, Quinoa Salad, and Char-Broiled Snap Peas

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Peppery arugula and refreshing mint sub in for basil in this non-traditional pesto. It’s the perfect accompaniment to rich, flaky salmon. You’ll be shocked by how delicious sugar snap peas can be after a flash under the broiler—it’s a veggie revelation!

Tags:Eat FirstGluten-free
Allergens:FishTree Nuts

Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Ingredients
serving amount
2
4
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serving amount
2
4

½ cup

Quinoa

2 ounce

Arugula

¼ ounce

Mint

4 ounce

Sugar Snap Peas

2 clove

Garlic

12 ounce

Skin-on Salmon

(ContainsFish)

1 tablespoon

Whole Grain Mustard

1 ounce

Almonds

(ContainsTree Nuts)

Not included in your delivery

unit

Kosher Salt

5 teaspoon

Olive Oil

unit

Pepper

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Calories647 kcal
Energy (kJ)2707.0480000000002 kJ
Fat32 g
Saturated Fat5 g
Carbohydrate42 g
Sugar3 g
Dietary Fiber7 g
Protein49 g
Cholesterol77 mg
Sodium174 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensils
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Fork
Pot
Small Bowl
Large Pan
Baking Sheet
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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1

Cook the quinoa: Preheat the broiler to high or the oven to 500 degrees. In a small pot, bring 1 cup water to a boil with a large pinch of salt. Once boiling, add the quinoa, cover, and reduce to a simmer for 15-20 minutes, until tender. Fluff with a fork and place in a large bowl to cool.

2

Wash and dry all produce. Meanwhile, finely chop the mint leaves and half the arugula. Mince or grate 1 clove garlic. Trim the snap peas, if necessary.

3

Make the arugula-mint pesto: In a small bowl, combine the mint, chopped arugula, and a large drizzle of olive oil. Stir in a pinch of garlic and season to taste with salt and pepper.

4

Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Season the salmon on all sides with salt and pepper. Add the salmon to the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes per side, until just opaque throughout. Remove and discard the skin, if desired.

5

While the salmon cooks, toss the snap peas on a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Place the snap peas under the broiler for 4-5 minutes, until slightly charred.

6

Toss the cooled quinoa with the remaining arugula, almonds, 2 teaspoons mustard (or less, to taste), and a drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

7

Finish: Toss the snap peas with half the pesto. Plate the salmon alongside the snap peas and quinoa salad. Drizzle the remaining pesto over the salmon and enjoy!