A few months ago, Gwyneth Paltrow launched a lifestyle/website/bloggish deal called goop.com. It's all about her ideas, advice, and opinions about clothes, and food, and travel, and stuff, and things. She's trying to help us all unleash our inner-Paltrow.
Gwynnie has taken some heat about her site in the media and the blog-world, many charging her with being an elitist. Well, she's got an academy award, a rock star husband, her godfather is Steven Spielberg and her best friend is Madonna - so yeah, "elitist" might fit here - whatever. Say what you will about her but the gal is friends with Mario Batali. For a skinny chick, she knows her food.
I adapted this salmon recipe from a post in the MAKE section of her site and I was impressed with my culinary prowess for days afterward. It was spectacular and spectacularly simple to make.
Steamed Salmon and Greens
Time: 20 minutes
1 small handful (1/4-1/2 cup) of your favorite herbs (I used basil, Italian parsley and thyme)
4 finger sized pieces of fresh, peeled ginger (this is my own addition but I think it is key)
2 6 oz. organic salmon fillets
2 cups of your favorite fresh greens (I used spinach and kale)
2 wedges of lemon (I also sliced some lemon and added it to the steaming water)
Line your steamer with the herbs and rest the salmon fillets on top. Steam for 11 minutes. Put the greens alongside the fish and steam for an additional 7 minutes. Squeeze the lemon over the fish and greens and serve.
And may the Paltrow be with you.