Few foods are naturally rich in vitamin D, but fish and mushrooms can be a good source. Below is a recipe to try if you’d like a dinner-time boost of this beneficial vitamin.
Salmon with Mushroom Sauce
(modified from thekitchn.com)
• 4 (6 ounce) salmon filets
• 1 pound mushrooms (cremini is a good choice)
• 4 garlic cloves, minced
• Fresh thyme
• 11/2 tsps kosher salt, divided
• 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, divided
• 2 tbsps olive oil
• 2 tbsps unsalted butter
Season salmon filets on both sides with salt and pepper.
Heat olive oil in a nonstick pan. Add the salmon skin-side up and sear until golden-brown on the bottom, about 4 minutes.
Transfer the salmon skin-side down to a plate (it will not be cooked through). Melt butter in the pan. Add the mushrooms and begin to brown them. Add the garlic, half the thyme leaves, and the remaining salt and pepper. Cook, stirring once or twice, until the mushrooms are tender.
Reduce the heat to medium. Return the salmon skin-side down to the pan, nestling it into the mushrooms. Cover with a lid and cook the salmon to desired doneness. Sprinkle with the remaining thyme before serving.
By Carrie Vittitoe