Seared Salmon With Hemp Seeds, Radish Sprout and Watercress Salad
Boost your mood with this delicious entrée. Salmon, hemp and radishes are all rich sources of omega-3s, a critical nutrient building block for the brain. Hemp also contains essential vitamins and minerals to energize your body. Click here for more good-mood foods.
- 2 salmon filets
- 4 tbsp shelled hemp seeds
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup sliced fennel
- 1/2 cup chopped watercress
- 1 cup fresh radish sprouts, well rinsed
Preheat oven to 400°F. Rinse and pat dry salmon filets. Rub lightly with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Place hemp seeds in a shallow dish and dip salmon filets in on the flesh side.
Heat an ovenproof cast iron skillet over high heat for 3 minutes. Reduce to medium and place filets, seasoning side down, into the pan and allow them to cook for 2 minutes without moving them. Turn the filets over and place in the oven for 5-7 minutes, until the salmon is just cooked. Time may vary depending on thickness of the salmon.
While salmon is in oven, in a small bowl whisk the mustard, juice, vinegar and salt. Add fennel, watercress and sprouts and lightly toss until combined.
Put each filet on a dinner plate. Place a heaping handful of the salad on top of each of the salmon filets.