Sverige 2015

Sverige 2015

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Paprika Roasted Salmon with Wilted Spinach

My husband is very physically active in his line of work, so I try to cook meals that will keep him feeling healthy and energized. Today I want to share a fish recipe with you. We all know that salmon is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and that spinach is a very nutrient-dense food, providing iron and antioxidants. Here is an easy, delicious recipe that combines the two:  
Paprika Roasted Salmon with Wilted Spinach
1/4 cup orange juice
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp thyme leaves (divided)
2 lb salmon fillets
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp paprika
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp grated orange peel
1/2 tsp salt
1 bag (10 oz) spinach leaves
1 tsp olive oil
Mix juice, 2 Tbsp oil, an 1 tsp of the thyme in a glass dish. Add salmon; turn to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Mix sugar, remaining spices, and orange peel. Remove salmon from marinade. Place in foil-lined baking pan. Discard any remaining marinade. Rub top of salmon evenly with spice mixture.
Roast in preheated 400 degree F oven for 10-15 minutes (depending on oven) or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Heat 1 tsp oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add spinach and cook until wilted. Serve with salmon. Makes 8 servings.
Last night I had a hankering for chocolate and was itching to bake. I really didn't feel like going to the store for more ingredients. I decided to try a simple chocolate recipe that one of my dear Swedish relatives gave to me. If you are looking for a delicious, moist chocolate cake that uses ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard, try this one:
Maj-Britt's Chocolate Cake
Note: this recipe utilizes the metric system.
150 g margarine or butter
2 1/2 dl sugar
2 1/2 dl flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 dl cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla sugar (you can use vanilla extract as a substitute, but do not use as much and make sure you add it after combining all of the dry ingredients)
2 eggs
1 1/2 dl hot water
Melt the butter and let cool.
Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Beat the eggs. Add the eggs, butter, and hot water to the dry ingredients.
Grease a baking pan and add the batter.
Bake at 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F, for approximately 40 minutes.
Frost with: 2 dl powdered sugar combined with 2 Tbsp water.
Optional: Top with M&Ms or chopped up dark chocolate.


  1. I made the chocolate cake last night... it's SO good!