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Monday, November 29, 2010

Recipe for Spice-Crusted Salmon with Ginger-Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

Do you need to get back on a healthy meal plan after Thanksgiving?  This is the recipe to help you get started.  I had a beautiful piece of salmon for our fish night and had marked this recipe from Bon Appétit.  It’s a great work night recipe or any other night when you want to get dinner on the table in 30 minutes.  I’ve made only a very few changes from the original.

2 servings, each approximately 325 calories, 14 grams fat, 3.5 grams carbs, 45 grams protein

¼ cup plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
1 TBSP chopped fresh cilantro
1 ½ tsp fresh lime juice, divided
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp minced peeled fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, mashed
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
2 5-oz salmon fillets skinned
Lime wedges
Salt and pepper

Mix yogurt, cilantro, ½ of lime juice, ginger and garlic in a small bowl.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Grind seeds in a mortar with pestle (or crush with heavy pan).

Season fish with salt and pepper and crushed seeds.
Heat oil in non-stick skillet over med-high heat.
Add fish and cook about 4 minutes on each side or until still slightly opaque in the center.

Drizzle with lime juice, top with sauce and serve with lime wedges.

What are you doing to get back on track?

Original recipe from Bon Appétit Magazine November, 2010 p. 66