Seared Salmon with Gnocchi and Roasted Cauliflower

Keeping it craaaazy simple today.

Seared Salmon with Roasted Cauliflower and Gnocchi / Bev Cooks

You know, I hardly ever post a recipe where it’s like, a protein and a side. Like old school meals. Not that we don’t eat like that, we totally do. Matter of fact, one of my weekly go-to meals is a seared chicken breast, roasted potatoes (with ranch on the side, natch.), and sautéed broccolini. We do that a ton! But it’s not necessarily all that exciting to see. Know what I mean, Vern?

Seared Salmon with Roasted Cauliflower and Gnocchi / Bev Cooks

But THIS? ^^^ Holy faces, guys. It’s crazy good. AND STUPID EASY.

And listen, the herbs can be whatever you want. Go all parsley if it makes your life easy! I just grabbed a ton from the garden all willy nilly, but it’s seriously whatever your face craves.

Seared Salmon with Roasted Cauliflower and Gnocchi / Bev Cooks

Make a quick herby blend! It’s not really a pesto. More like a chimichurri since I added a splash of white wine vinegar. It just adds that POW, you know?

Vern?

Seared Salmon with Roasted Cauliflower and Gnocchi / Bev Cooks

Roast your cauli! Just olive oil, salt and pepper. Das it.

Seared Salmon with Roasted Cauliflower and Gnocchi / Bev Cooks

Sear some salmon!

Quick poll – when you say the word salmon, do you pronounce the L just to be annoying? SaLmon? SALmon? I do. You’re not at all surprised by that, are you?

Sear it in butter because THAT IS LIFE.

Seared Salmon with Roasted Cauliflower and Gnocchi / Bev Cooks

Give the gnocchi a quick dunk in some boiling water, then toss it alllll together. The roasted cauli, the chimi, the potato pillows, your entire upper torso.

Seared Salmon with Roasted Cauliflower and Gnocchi / Bev Cooks

Serve it up! Your buttery seared sALmon, with a delightful herby gnocchi/cauli side. It’s this insane marriage of omega 3 party town, and a cozy pajama sleepover. I don’t know what all those words meant just now, but just go with it.

Seared Salmon with Roasted Cauliflower and Gnocchi / Bev Cooks

Garnish with so much parmesan cheese you want to punch something.

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Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 4 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • Two cups mixed herbs (anything you want! parsley, basil, oregano, thyme)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 pound gnocchi (dried or frozen)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parmesan cheese for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400.
  2. Place the cauliflower florets on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 -2 Tbs. oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Lightly toss with fingers. Roast for 45 minutes, tossing at the 30-minute mark.
  3. In a small food processor or blender, combine the herbs, 2 Tbs. oil, garlic, white wine vinegar and a pinch of salt. Pulse until you get the consistency of a chimichurri. Not too blended, but not too, too chunky.
  4. Heat the butter and remaining Tbs of oil in a large sauté pan. Season the salmon with salt and pepper, and sear on both sides until the fish is cooked through and deliciously flakey, about 3 minutes per side. Remove salmon from the pan and set aside.
  5. To the pan, add the roasted cauliflower and chimichurri.
  6. Boil the gnocchi for a couple minutes in boiling water, then add to the pan, giving it all a good toss.
  7. Plate up and get in that!
  8. Makes two dinner servings, with extra sides. Feel free to sear two more salmon fillets for 4 servings!
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Dinner tonight? Duh.

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8 Responses to Seared Salmon with Gnocchi and Roasted Cauliflower

  1. Sarah Jane Jennings October 5, 2017 at 12:48 pm #
    Totally making this for Sunday’s dinner! Add a salad and some crusty bread! Boom! Perfect meal! Thanks😁
  2. Hallie Sawyer October 5, 2017 at 2:57 pm #
    Mmmm, looks awesome! I would have never thought to do gnocchi and cauliflower together! I'm totally trying that soon. Major salmon fans here so this is a perfect meal for us. Thanks for sharing!
  3. Julie October 6, 2017 at 10:14 am #
    Do you cook salmon with the skin on?
    • Bev Weidner October 6, 2017 at 12:10 pm #
      I do! Sometimes it comes with the skin already off, but if it's on, sear it and it should pull right off. Hope you enjoy!
  4. Lindsay HH October 16, 2017 at 6:35 pm #
    My husband's late grandfather said saLmon and EYEtalian unironically until the day he died so...sad clown face.
  5. Amanda October 25, 2017 at 2:36 pm #
    I followed this recipe exactly by the instructions and it was delicious! We used fresh herbs from the garden - a bit of oregano, parsley, sage, and lots of basil. The only thing I would suggest would be to incorporate more herbs, 2 cups sounds like a lot at first but you can fill a cup quickly if you don't pack it. The flavor was wonderful, just could have used more herbs on the cauliflower/gnocchi dish.

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  1. CSA Week 19. - October 11, 2017 […] Seared Salmon with Gnocchi and Roasted Cauliflower // Cauliflower // Sometimes eating local food is about keeping it simple. Roasting cauliflower is a great start to any dinner, but this one paired with pre-made gnocchi and quickly cooked salmon is a favorite weeknight meal of ours. P.S. If you don’t have the herbs, don’t sweat it. I’ve also just tossed a couple tablespoons (total) of my favorite dried herbs (basil, parsley, thyme, sage, rosemary) with the roasted cauliflower and gnocchi for a similar result. If you do happen to have extra arugula lying around, feel free to make the same herb sauce but with arugula instead. […]
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