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In Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Snow White is left in the forest by the huntsman after he allows her to escape. Luckily, she finds her way to the hidden cottage and home of seven dwarfs. After a bit of a rocky start, Snow White becomes very dear to the “Seven Dwarfs.” She begins to tidy up their home and cook for them. Snow White is so cheerful and kind, the Dwarfs are smitten with her and take it upon themselves to protect her from the Evil Queen.
I imagine the Seven Dwarfs ate much better with Snow White preparing their meals. As I thought about what she might prepare for their dinner, I thought of fish. Perhaps they might have caught a few fish from a nearby stream to fry up for their supper.
I also thought about mushrooms. These cremini mushrooms aren’t foraged from the forest, like some wild varieties. Certainly any mushrooms, foraged or not, would be delicious roasted alongside the fish. I love the depth of earthy flavor mushrooms have; roasting intensifies that. Green beans are also fantastic when roasted in a hot oven. Any green vegetable could be substituted.
There’s another boost of flavor from the thinly sliced lemons and shallots, as well as fresh thyme sprigs. It’s definitely a flavorful, easy dinner to put together. Brown rice is a great side dish.
Hidden Cottage Baked Salmon with Green Beans and Mushrooms
Roasting the vegetables and mushrooms alongside the salmon adds a lot of flavor and makes for an easy preparation and clean-up.
4 (4 ounce) salmon fillets
3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 lb. fresh or frozen green beans, ends trimmed
8 ounces cremini mushrooms
2 shallots, sliced into thin rings
sea salt and black pepper, for seasoning
2 cups hot, cooked brown rice, for serving
1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Rub 1 1/2 teaspoons of the olive oil over the salmon pieces. Place on the lined baking sheet. Season with a little sea salt and black pepper. Lay a few of the lemon slices over the salmon.
3. Place the green beans and mushrooms in a large, wide bowl or shallow baking dish. Drizzle with the remaining oil and toss to coat. Arrange the asparagus and mushrooms around the salmon on the baking sheet. Season with a little sea salt and black pepper. Top the salmon, green beans, and mushrooms with the thyme sprigs and sliced shallots.
4. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. Transfer to plates and serve with side of cooked brown rice.
Yields 4 servings.
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