This week we’re spotlighting Zesty Z, the incredibly versatile za’atar condiment—a blend of wild Mediterranean thyme, sesame, sumac, and oregano mixed with extra-virgin olive oil—that dresses up just about any meal. We’re showcasing Zesty Z’s roasted salmon with bok choy, a dish that brings restaurant quality to your own table.
Mediterranean Crusted Za’atar Salmon
Fish is a staple in the Mediterranean diet and is an omega-3-rich protein source. The main flavor-burst ingredient, Za’atar, adds just enough complexity and a kick of tanginess to compliment the salmon.
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
ROASTING/COOKING TIME: 15 minutes
4 (4 ounces each) salmon fillets
5 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1¼ teaspoons sea salt, divided
8 tablespoons (from 1 jar) Zesty Z, mixed well
2 large garlic cloves, minced
½ cup chicken broth
Juice from half a lemon, plus wedges for serving
1 large bok choy, quartered (or 4 baby bok choy, halved)
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
2. Lightly drizzle each salmon fillet with 1 teaspoon olive oil and season with 1 teaspoon salt. Arrange the fillets in the prepared baking sheet, skin side down, and roast for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and spread 2 tablespoons of Zesty Z on top of each fillet. Return to the oven and roast 5 minutes more.
3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the remaining teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, lemon juice, bok choy, and sprinkle with the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the bok choy is tender, about 6 minutes.
4. Serve the bok choy alongside the salmon with lemon wedges.
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About Zesty Z
Products: Zesty Z condiment (in Savory and Spicy), Mediterranean Popcorn
Now that the widely popular za’atar condiment Savory Zesty Z is a huge success, what do owners Alex and Lorraine do next? They kick up the flavor punch with a second variety, Spicy Zesty Z, and the first ever Mediterranean Popcorn line with Feta & Za’atar, Savory Za’atar, and Spicy Za’atar flavors. Meals and movie night just got a whole lot more, well, Zesty!
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