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Sleep Supporting Salmon Recipe

How Does It Help You Sleep?

Fatty fish like salmon is packed with Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D. This combo increases the production of serotonin and may help you sleep better.

Broccoli is a food rich in B-6, which helps to support the production of the neurotransmitter GABA. GABA has mild calming properties that can support a balanced mood and restful sleep.

Ingredients

1 ¼ pounds wild Alaskan salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 4 portions

1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary

1 teaspoon salt

2 heads broccoli (1-1 1/2 pounds), trimmed

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

2 small garlic cloves, diced

½ cup water

¼ cup pine nuts (optional)

¼ cup green chives (optional)

Directions

Step 1

Season salmon with half the rosemary, and 1/2 teaspoon salt at least 20 minutes and up to 1 hour before cooking. Cut the broccoli into florets with 2-inch-long stalks. Remove the outer layer of the stalk. Cut the florets in half lengthwise.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large wide saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 diced garlic clove and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the remaining rosemary; toss to coat with oil. Cook, stirring, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the broccoli, season with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and toss to combine. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the water has almost evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat with remaining diced clove of garlic. Add salmon, skinned-side up, and cook until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn the salmon over, remove the pan from the heat and let stand until just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes more.

Step 4

To serve, divide the broccoli among 4 plates. Top with salmon, garnish with pine nuts and green chives if desired, as well and any liquid remaining in the pan over the salmon.Salt and pepper to taste.


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