Garlic greens are so wonderful, and they are only at the Farmer’s Markets for a short time in late spring, early summer. We buy handfuls and roast or grill them with a little olive oil, and serve them alongside other grilled or broiled veggies.
This year I ventured to try them in recipes. One recipe that was heavenly is below, Salmon with Garlic Greens, to serve two (with a bit left over, maybe!) If you have more people just adjust your recipe.
Wild caught salmon for 2: we had salmon steak this time,
but two filets would be fine also.
a handful of fresh garlic greens
2 Roma-like tomatoes, sliced to broil
3 sugar chilies or sweet-hot chilies to blacked under the broiler
1 is chopped, the other two can be saved to eat alongside the salmon,
unless this is not your liking
1/2 bag sweet corn kernels (or two ears corn)
olive oil to drizzle
garlic salt and black pepper to taste
1/4 c or a bit more pine nuts
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 avocado, sliced just before serving
We tossed or coated (by rubbing) the salmon and all the veggies listed but the last three in olive oil and garlic salt and pepper. Place everything but the corn laid out under your broiler and blacken or broil to your liking. I like my greens and peppers blackened, but my tomato and corn less so, so I put them in later. Remove to prep.
While broiling your salmon, snip the ends of the garlic greens in a bowl with the corn, pine nuts, fresh chopped green onions, one of the peppers (chopped), the avocado (chopped unless you want to garnish with a slice or two) and some of the tomatoes chopped, leaving enough for a couple to garnish the plate. Toss like a salad. Put everything (including a whole sugar chili if that is desirable to you) but the garnishes onto the plate, and when the salmon is done, put that in the center and add a tomato slice and avocado slice to garnish. Serve right away!
THE NEXT MORNING . . . Salmon Burritos!
We had some left over, and so, the next morning I added another half an avocado and placed it all in a large burrito like a cold wrap. You can add beans or carrots or celery to fill the burrito. We eat them for breakfast or lunch!
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