Valentine's Day dinner idea: Roasted salmon roll

Tender and delicious, a roasted salmon roll for a Valentine's Day meal at home.

Kitchen Report
Roasted salmon roll with spinach, pine nuts, and feta cheese.

If you are making dinner for your sweetie on Valentine's Day, this is an elegant yet easy-to-prepare meal. The pine nuts add a lovely buttery flavor and the feta cheese melts in a wonderful way.

When selecting your salmon fillet, do try to find Alaskan wild salmon for reasons explained here.

Roasted Salmon Roll
Serves 2

2 boneless salmon fillets
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
2 cups raw spinach
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1/2 cup feta cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil.

Remove skin from salmon fillets, wash and pat dry. Rub olive oil onto both sides of fillet, season with salt and pepper.

In a skillet, heat olive oil, about 1 tablespoon. Add spinach, garlic, pine nuts and sauté a few minutes until the spinach is wilted. In a separate bowl, combine the contents of the skillet with the feta cheese. Mix until well combined.

Carefully spread the spinach mixture on the fillet and roll into a tube (any pieces of fish that break off, you can just add to the spinach mixture). You may need to use toothpicks to secure the rolls. Carefully lift into pan and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes. Check the salmon once in awhile and test for tenderness, do not overbake or it will dry out.

Remove from oven and let rest for about 5 minutes.

Serve with a side of brown rice garnished with a sprig of fresh watercress.

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