20-Minute Date Night Dinner!

Salmon Steaks Spring Herbs

I made this dish quickly one night as my partner was lighting the fire outside. By the time that fire was rolling, dinner was served, and I thought really? Is this a 20-minute date night dinner? I need more of these!  Often, I don’t want to be spending time in the kitchen on those precious nights when we actually have time to be spending together. These quick delicious meals are nice to have in the toolbox for date night! 

Feel free to swap out any veggies, as long as they are sliced thin. If salmon isn’t your thing, any fish works great. Even a meat would work well. If you don’t like to cook with wine, use broth, preferably chicken.

Enjoy the focus on spring veggies here. Asparagus and spinach are divine right now. Dig in…to the food and to the person you are eating with, and perhaps eat with your fingers. 

Salmon Steaks with Spring Herbs & Green Veggies 

Time to Prepare: 20 minutes

Yields: 2 servings


  • 12-16oz salmon steak
  • high mineral salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil/fat: ghee, coconut oil, avocado oil, macadamia oil, rice bran oil, lard, or chicken fat (schmaltz)
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 bunch asparagus, sliced into 2″ slices
  • 2 cups broccoli, sliced thin
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 spring onions or 4 scallions, sliced thin
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • lemon juice, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs such as dill, basil, and parsley


  1. Season salmon steak with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. In a large skillet on medium-high heat, warm the cooking oil or fat and sear the salmon 2-3 minutes on each side until cooked to desired doneness. Remove salmon and set aside.
  3. Deglaze with the white wine until reduced by half, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the asparagus, broccoli, and garlic and stir for 1 minute
  5. Add the spring onions or scallions, spinach and cook until wilted. Season with salt and lemon, if desired.
  6. Plate the vegetables onto 2 bowls. Top with half of the herbs.
  7. Cut the salmon into 2 pieces (“north to south”), removing any bones, top with the rest of the herbs, and serve atop the veggies. Enjoy your date night!