5-in-1 belly fat fighter

Last week I mentioned was on a mission to provide an all-in-one dish to feature salmon, greek yogurt, broccoli, artichoke and onions! Joy B. on the Today Show some good suggestions to start with http://on.today.com/2l4zLaG, but I wanted to try to make something that hit all 5 that would be both practical, and delicious.  This is a great lunch or dinner option, and would be easy enough to make for a group of friends.  You’d just double up the recipe and go for it!

INGREDIENTS: (feeds 4)

1 lb of salmon (have the butcher cut off the skin, cut in 4 pieces)
1 broccoli head (trimmed & cut down)
1/4 canned artichokes (chopped up small)
1/4 yellow onion (chopped up small)
1 cup greek yogurt
1 shallot (use half for salmon poach, half for yogurt topping)
6 cherry tomatoes (chopped up small)
handful of dill (chop up, or use shears and cut up)
salt & pepper
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup dry white wine

For salmon:

In a deep sauce pan, bring water/wine/minced shallots to a boil; toss in some dill and lay your salmon in filet in, sprinkle with salt, cover, cook for 10 minutes (I only made one serving here).  Set aside and DONE.

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For broccoli:

Bring a pot of water to boil; toss in your broccoli for 5-10 minutes and set aside.  I like my broccoli less cooked than most, so I take out as soon as it turns jolly green giant good.  Set aside and DONE.
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For artichoke/onion topping:

In a little sauce pan, tab of butter – add in chopped artichokes, tomatoes & onions and cook for 3-5 minutes.  Set aside and DONE.

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For yogurt topping:

In a little bowl – – 1 cup greek yogurt, use the remainder of the shallot, add dill, drizzle in some olive oil, salt & pepper and stir (you can use this again & again, veggie dip, etc.).  Set aside and DONE.

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When everything is ready – place your salmon down, add your broccoli, top with artichoke/onion, scoop some yogurt topping over top.  The wine was already open, so I poured myself a little taste, and used my #gorhamsilver and #rosenthal china just, because. Uh…yum.  This was the best homemade lunch I have had in weeks!

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I saved a little sample for my gal pal (a good judge who can’t fake a good-food-idea-gone-bad-idea-face); let’s hope she loves it as much as I did.  Shameless plug for her online clothing group The Missing Piece Boutique (aka TMPB in Facebook); in case you don’t know it – she finds cute clothes that are just the right piece, color, size for everyone.  As an unofficial intern and huge fan (and since I stole a silver tote last night right out from under her inventory), I figured a sample and shout out were due…

ENJOY!