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Pan-seared Salmon with Chimichurri Sauce
with roasted cauliflower

Active: 20 min Total: 40 min
This week starts with a flavorful chimichurri sauce that you'll want to put on everything. Tonight you'll be drizzling it over pan-seared salmon and roasted cauliflower. Vegetarians are going to enjoy this sauce over a kale & chickpea saute. Just remember to save some for Wednesday's meal!


Pan-seared Salmon with Chimichurri Sauce:
  • Salmon - 1 1/2 lbs
  • Chimichurri sauce - 1/3 cup (ingredients listed separately)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Stock, any type - 1/2 cup
Chimichurri Sauce:
  • Parsley - 1/2 bunch
  • Cilantro - 1/4 bunch
  • Shallots - 1/2 bulb
  • Garlic - 1 clove , peeled
  • Vinegar, red wine - 2 Tbsp
  • Capers - 1/2 Tbsp
  • Oil, olive - 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup
Roasted Cauliflower with Chimichurri Sauce:
  • Cauliflower - 1 head , chopped
  • Garlic - 4 cloves , peeled
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp
  • Brown sugar - 1 Tbsp
  • Pine nuts - 1/3 cup


  1. Cauliflower / Garlic - Prep as directed.
  2. Salmon - Divide fish up into 4 servings. Rinse and dry fish. Lightly salt and pepper.
  3. Sauce - {Double if you're making Wednesday's meal too} Pulse parsley, cilantro, shallots, garlic, red wine vinegar, and capers in a food processor while drizzling in olive oil. You want to add enough until the sauce, well, turns into a sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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  1. Preheat oven to 500F (260C) degrees.
  2. Place chopped cauliflower and garlic cloves on a sheet pan and then cover tightly with foil. Bake for 8 minutes on top rack.
  3. Take them out and toss with olive oil and brown sugar. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roast for another 10 to 15 minutes uncovered, giving them a shake midway through. Toss in pine nuts in the last 2 minutes to give them some browning.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and then salmon to heated oil. Sear for 2 minutes, while seasoning the other side with salt and pepper. Flip over and sear for an additional 2 minutes. Pour in enough stock to shallowly cover the bottom of the pan. Cover with lid, lower heat, and simmer fish for another 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Enjoy salmon and roasted cauliflower drizzled with chimichurri sauce. Remember to set some sauce aside for Wednesday's tacos too!



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