Sheet Pan Pineapple Salmon Fajitas is another tried and tested all-in-one sheet pan meal that is easy to prepare and produces impressive results. Served as is, on cooked white rice or in pre-warmed tortillas ‘fajita-style’, this week night dinner dish comes together very quickly and looks as good on the plate as it tastes on your fork. Pineapple chunks in a tin are delicious in this dish but its just as easy to cut up a ripe pineapple. I wait until they come on sale at my local discount grocery and they really are a terrific treat!
Elsewhere on this Blog I’ve extolled the considerable virtues of salmon as a healthy protein choice. This versatile fish would not ordinarily be considered for a restaurant-type fajita. But, it really is delicious and benefits particularly in this case by the inclusion of ripe pineapple if available.
Pineapples were first encountered by Europeans exploring what is now South America in the 17th century. The popular fruit gets its name because it looks something like a large pine cone. Particularly rich in Vitamin C, pineapples also contain Vitamins A, B6, E and K and the minerals Folate, Zinc, Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Potassium. Taken together they help fight viral and bacterial infections and aid in strengthening bones. Pineapples also contain the antioxidant bromelain which has been shown to lower inflammation.