Simple Salmon with Mashed Potatoes and Veggies

I'm trying to get my hubby to eat better, and myself too. He is a picky eater so I try to modify some foods to make them more appealing, and I sometimes have to balance and let him have something not-so-healthy to go with the meal so he eats it.

Of course, I am not going to make him give up on all the foods he loves overnight, but I try to convince him to try new foods, so he can discover what he likes and that not every healthy food doesn't taste good.

Today I am going to show you one of his favorite meals. It is salmon with sweet potatoes (for me), mashed potatoes for him (normally loaded), asparagus and broccoli. 

It is easy and you do not need a ton of ingredients. 

This is what I used:

3 small to medium russet potatoes cut in chunks 1-2 inch chunks (OR one large white sweet potato cut in larger chunks)
1 TBSP salted butter*
1/2 C sour cream*
3 salmon fillets, thawed (mine had no skin)
broccoli florets
salt & pepper
oil of your choice (I used a bit of vegetable oil)*

*You can substitute some of these ingredients to make the dish fit your diet.

**This recipe makes 3-4 servings. I normally make an additional serving that my husband takes for lunch the next day. Gotta love leftovers!

1. Fill a pot with hot water, season with salt, add the potatoes and bring to a boil. Turn heat to medium and let cook for approximately 30 minutes or until potatoes are soft.

When potatoes are done remove from water and place them in a mixing bowl.

Mash with a fork, add butter and sour cream. Mix everything together, taste and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

If you are using the sweet potatoes, boil for 20 minutes or until done, remove from water, mash and add a bit of butter. Set aside. (sorry, forgot to take a photo of the potatoes when they were done, boo for me!)

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Now the salmon. 

Season both sides of the salmon fillets with salt and pepper. In a sautee pan add oil, turn heat to medium and add the fillets when hot.

Let them cook, covered, for 5 minutes. 

Turn the fillets, add the veggies, cover and let cook for 8 minutes. 

Both sides of the salmon should be nice and golden, if not, just turn the heat higher and let the juices reduce until nice and golden.

When done, serve! 

It is going to be juicy and delicious! Add toppings to your potatoes and eat :)

Buen Provecho!

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