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Recipe Exchange: Heart Healthy Baked Salmon
Posted 2/6/2014 3:48:00 PM

After all the indulgences of the Super Bowl, it's nice that Heart Month reminds us to get back on track with healthy eating. The American heart Association and Go Red For Women have a fabulous recipe collection - everything from appetizers to desserts, all made heart healthy. Equally important, they're delicious, too. If you thought you have to give up good taste to eat right, let these recipes change your mind. This is the one I'm trying this weekend.



Spinach-Stuffed Baked Salmon


What You'll Need:


1 teaaspoon olive oil

2 ounces spinach

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

1/4 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers, rinsed and drained if bottled

1/4 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped

2 tablespoons chopped walnuts Cooking spray

4 salmon fillets (about 4 ounces each), rinsed and patted dry

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard (lowest sodium available)

2 tablespoons plain dry bread crumbs (lowest sodium available)

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon pepper


What You'll Do:

  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the spinach and lemon zest for 2 minutes, or until the spinach is wilted, stirring constantly. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in the roasted peppers, basil, and walnuts. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lightly spray the foil with cooking spray.
  • Cut a lengthwise slit in the side of each fillet to make a pocket for the stuffing. Be careful to not cut through to the other side. With a spoon or your fingers, carefully stuff a scant 1/2 cup spinach mixture into each fillet. Transfer to the baking sheet. With a pastry brush or spoon, spread the mustard over the fish.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients. Sprinkle over the fish. Lightly spray the top with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 12 to 13 minutes, or until the fish is the desired doneness and the filling is heated through.


What it Makes:

Serves 4; 3 ounces fish and 1/2 cup vegetables per serving


The Nutrition:

Calories   208

Total Fat 8.5 g

Saturated Fat 1.0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5 g

Monounsaturated Fat 2.5 g

Cholesterol 65 mg

Sodium 280 mg

Carbohydrates 6 g

Fiber 1 g

Sugars 1 g

Protein 27 g

Posted By: Ellen Jaffe  

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  1. Aloysius posted on 02/06/2014 09:20 PM
    Ill give it a try!!!
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