Heat a medium sauce pan to medium heat, once the pan is hot add the oil to the pot.
Add the diced shallots to the hot oil and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring to prevent burning. Cooking enough to bring out the fragrence of the shallots.
Then add the farro to the sauce pan with 2 cups of water, and chicken base. (If you do not have the chicken base, you can substitue 2 cups of chicken stock instead the base and water.)
Bring the farro and water to a boil, then cook for 15-20 minutes until all water has been obsorbed by the farro.
While the farro is boiling, cook the salmon:
Heat a large saute pan to medium heat.
While waiting for the pan to heat up, season the salmon fillets with the lemon pepper.
Drizzle the oil into the hot pan. Then add the salmon to the pan.
Allow the salmon to cook for 4-6 minutes skin side down, then flip and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes on the other side. You will know that the salmon is done when the entire fillet is the lighter pink color. If you have a thicker fillet you can cook it for an additional minute or so on each side. This will ensure the salmon is done. A good cut of salmon can be eaten raw, but most people like their salmon cooked to medium. Medium is a light pink on the outside, flaky on the outside, but still a little moist and a slightly darker pink on the inside.
Once the salmon is done remove it from the sate pan and set aside.
Using the same saute pan as the salmon, turn the heat to medium low. The add the butter and garlic to the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes stirring often.
Once the butter is melted add the spinach to the pan. Cook the spinach for 2-4 minutes, tossing frequently.
By the time that the spinach is wilted the farro should be cooked and the water completely absorbed. Mix the farro in with the wilted spinach and garlic. Season with pepper, garlic powder, and lime juice. Then toss and cook together for one minute.
Plate the farro and spinch, then top with the salmon, and enjoy! Or portion out for meal prep.
Salmon and Farro is not only a great combination but also provides a very well rounded meal.
Salmon with Farro and Onions
Amount Per Serving
Calories 521Calories from Fat 230
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 4.7g29%
Polyunsaturated Fat 8.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.4g
Vitamin A 289.1IU6%
Vitamin C 105.4mg128%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.