This dish is a tasty way to prepare salmon. Salmon is nutrient dense and an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals (potassium, selenium, vitamin D and vitamin B12) along with omega-3 fats. Omega-3 fats offer numerous cardiovascular benefits such as lowering blood pressure and triglycerides as well as reducing risks for heart disease, stroke and heart arrhythmias. Omega-3 fats are also great for your brain. They help reduce risk for depression and cognitive decline.
Plus, salmon is simply scrumptious! This dish is great baked, prepared on the outside grill or on an indoor grilling machine.
Yield: 4 servings
1 pound salmon fillets
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
Nonstick cooking spray
Preheat oven to 375° F.
In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients except the salmon fillets.
Rub the spice mixture over the flesh of the salmon fillets.
Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
Spray a glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Place salmon fillets in a glass baking dish skin side down.
Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Salmon will be slightly pink inside.
Protein – 23g
Carbohydrate – 6g
Fiber – 1g
Exchanges: 3 lean meat; 1/2 other carbohydrates
Source: Create Your Plate Cookbook