Not many know about a new year tradition that is practiced by cultures around the world: eating a variety of good luck foods symbolic of wealth, health, long life and general good luck. Whether it’s a savory pork roast from Austria or impossibly long noodles in Japan, the making and sharing of these foods is a perfect way to start the New Year.
by Chef Omei Eaglerider, Executive Chef, Fry’s Signature Marketplace Culinary School
- 6 cloves Garlic, smashed
- 1 1/4 lbs Green beans, ends trimmed
- 1 tbs Capers, chopped (optional, adds a depth of umami and brightness to the dish)
- 2 tbs Olive oil
- 1 1/4 lb Skinless salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces
- 1 pint Grape tomatoes
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted
- Kosher salt
- Greek yogurt, for serving
Remember, keep those green beans whole for blessings of a long life!
- Heat oven to 425°F.
- On large rimmed baking sheet, toss garlic, green beans, tomatoes, olives and capers (if using) with 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
- Roast until vegetables are tender and begin to brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
- Heat remaining tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium heat.
- Season salmon with 1/4 teaspoon of oil each with salt and pepper and cook until golden brown and opaque throughout, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
- Serve with vegetables and yogurt, if desired.
Serves 4 | Prep Time 20-25 min