There is always a dilemma in our family when it comes to a side dish: pasta or potatoes.

I love potatoes, the rest of the family loves pasta. Last night I decided that neither would be prepared, instead we will have a more significant vegetable portion to go along with the salmon I was going to prepare.

green beans with pearl onions and salmon

Somehow I had frozen green beans and pearl onion in the freezer and decided to do something with them.

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Preparing them together with a slight sweet final sauce, was just what I needed to make my son enjoy them.

Truth to be known he is not fond of green beans and even less of onions.

Cooking the salmon in the same skillet as the green beans, because some of the caramelized is still on the skillet, the salmon gets a nice crisp coating.
Do not overcook the salmon.

If the middle still a bit pink, turn on the side for 30 seconds to cook.

Green Beans with Pearl Onions and Salmon

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green beans with pearl onion and salmon
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
When time is not on your side, this is the perfect dinner for you.


  • 1 pound green beans, frozen
  • 1 cup pearl onions, frozen
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus 1/2 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup sodium free chicken stock
  • 6 ounces salmon fillets, skinless


  • In a large pot add some water the frozen beans and frozen pearl onions. Cover and cook over medium heat until they are tender. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium high heat melt 1 tablespoon of butter and the olive oil. Add the green beans and pearl onions and sauté for 1 minute. Add the chicken stock and cook for another minute until the stock is evaporated.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of butter and the brown sugar; lower the heat to low and mix gently until slightly caramelized.
  • Return the skillet back to medium high heat and melt the remaining ½ teaspoon of butter in the center, add the salmon over and season with Slavosalt generously. Cook for 3-5 minutes until a golden crust is formed. Turn and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Place the green beans with pearl onions on the plate and top with the salmon.


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 975IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.5mg

Giangi’s Kitchen provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as a registered dietician does not calculate them.

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