Salmon with Tomato Salsa

 
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Image by tiverylucky at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 
 

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 lbs salmon filet cut into 4 pieces, skin and bones removed

  • 1 TBS lemon juice

  • salt and pepper to taste

Salsa:  If you want to save time you can use your favorite prepared salsa.

  • 1 large fresh ripe tomato, diced small pieces, about 1/2 inch

  • 3 TBS finely minced onion

  • 3 medium cloves garlic, pressed

  • 1-2 TBS minced jalapeno pepper (or to taste)

  • 1 TBS minced fresh ginger

  • 1 TBS coarsely chopped pumpkin seeds

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 TBS lemon juice

  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil

  • salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. To Quick-Broil preheat broiler on high and place an all stainless steel skillet (be sure the handle is also stainless steel) or cast iron pan under the heat for about 10 minutes to get it very hot. The pan should be 5 to 7 inches from the heat source.
  2. Rub salmon with 1 TBS fresh lemon juice and a little salt and pepper. (You can Quick Broil with the skin on; it just takes a minute or two longer. The skin will peel right off after cooking.)
  3. Using a hot pad, pull pan away from heat and place salmon on hot pan, skin side down. Return to broiler. Keep in mind that it is cooking rapidly on both sides so it will be done very quickly, usually in 7 minutes depending on thickness (10 minutes for every inch of thickness). Test with a fork for doneness. It will flake easily when it is cooked. Salmon is best when it is still pink inside.

Salsa

  1. Combine all salsa ingredients.
  2. Spoon over salmon.
  3. Garnish with mint and a sprinkle of extra virgin olive oil.

Serves 4

Recipe from WHFoods.org

 

Broiled Salmon Salad

 
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Image by rakratchada torsap at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 
 

Prep and Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 lb salmon filets cut in 4 pieces
  • 2 TBS chopped fresh mint
  • 3 TBS chopped fresh basil
  • 2 TBS chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 TBS lemon juice
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 TBS chopped pumpkin seeds
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, seeds and excess pulp removed and sliced
  • 1/2 medium avocado cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 TBS lemon juice
  • extra virgin olive oil to taste
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Cut salmon into 4 pieces, season with salt and pepper, place on a plate and set aside. Preheat broiler on high and put stainless steel skillet (make sure handle is also stainless) for about 10 minutes until very hot. Do not use glass or pyrex for this.
  2. Mix together mint, basil, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, chopped pumpkin seeds, salt and pepper. Set aside. This is your herb mixture.
  3. Prepare lettuce, tomato and avocado and toss with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Remove pan from heat and place salmon on hot pan. Quick Broil salmon for about 4 minutes. Do not turn. Because pan is hot salmon will cook very quickly. Place on a plate next to salad and top with herb mixture. You will have some herb mixture left over. It is so good you may also want to drizzle it on the salad greens.

Serves 4

Recipe by WHFoods.org

 

Sauteed Fennel Salmon

 

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 lbs salmon fillet, cut into 8 pieces, skin and bones removed
  • 1 TBS + 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 large fennel bulb sliced thin, save 1 TBS chopped green tops to use for garnish
  • 2 TBS fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • salt and white pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Season salmon with a little salt and white pepper. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1 TBS broth in 10-12 inch stainless steel skillet. Healthy Saut√© fennel bulb in broth over medium heat for 1 minute stirring constantly.
  3. Add 1/4 cup broth, lemon juice, pinch salt and pepper, and place salmon on top.
  4. Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for about 5 minutes. Do not overcook fennel, or it will lose its flavor. Sprinkle with chopped green fennel tops. Adjust seasoning to taste and serve.

Serves 4

Recipe by WHFoods.org