Kale and Savoy cabbage are braised with garlic, apple, potatoes, and carrots to make a tender bed of vegetables for baked salmon.
2 teaspoons vegetable oil, such as olive or canola oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 small Granny Smith apple, peeled and thinly sliced
3/4 pound all-purpose potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch chunks
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
2/3 cup chicken broth, homemade or reduced-sodium canned
3 cups shredded Savoy cabbage (about ½ pound)
2 cups shredded kale (about 4 ounces)
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 pounds salmon fillets, cut into 4 equal serving pieces
1. Preheat the oven to 425°. Spray a 7 x 11-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and apple, and cook, stirring frequently, until the apple is golden, about 3 minutes.
3. Add the potatoes, carrots, and broth. Cover and simmer until the potatoes are almost tender, about 7 minutes.
4. Stir in the cabbage, kale, vinegar and ¼ teaspoon of the salt. Partially cover and cook until the cabbage has wilted and the potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
5. Meanwhile, place the salmon in the baking pan. Rub with the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the salmon just flakes when tested with a fork. Serve the salmon on a bed of the braised vegetables. Makes 4 servings
Good source of: beta carotene, niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, selenium, thiamin, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin C
About Savoy Cabbage
Savoy cabbage is a good source of folate, and it also contains vitamin C and fiber; in addition, Savoy has more beta carotene than most other types of cabbage. Experimental studies show that the phytochemicals in cruciferous vegetables such as Savoy cabbage may fight cancer.
If you are carefully watching your sodium, be sure to read this before preparing this recipe:Sodium Intake and Salt in Recipes
From The Johns Hopkins Cookbook Library: Recipes for a Healthy Heart, edited by Simeon Margolis, M.D., Ph.D. and Lora Brown Wilder, Sc.D., M.S., R.D.