Saturday, September 28, 2013

Favorite Salmon Recipe in a Flash!

Wish you had a quick Go-To dinner on those long days when you get home and don't feel like getting off the couch? I have those days! Well, I had a day off which was well needed but the bf had a long shift working the expo for the Great Race with over 70 gait analysis! So...he had a long day and we decided to make our favorite but super quick dinner. Less then 20 minutes later, the Orange-Glazed Salmon, Creamy Orzo, and sauted Farmer's Market zucchini were plated and smelling delicious :). These recipes I found in Cuisine at Home magazine. As many of you know, Salmon’s main health benefit is that it is an excellent good fat or Omega-3 fatty acids. Vitamins A, B and D as well as the minerals calcium, iron, phosphorus and selenium are in salmon so this was our multivitamin for the night. Hope you enjoy :)!

Orange-Glazed Salmon

2-3 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning
1 tsp. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
2 boneless, skinless salmon fillets (about 6oz each)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1 Tbsp. lime juice

Combine cajun seasoning, sugar, and salt in a small bowl. Rub over all surfaces of fillets. In a separate bowl, blend marmalade and lime juice and set aside

Saute fillets in oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes. Turn and saute an extra 2-3 minutes. Carefully (hot oil in the pan can jump and burn ya!) turn fish to glaze on all sides.

Nutrition facts per 6oz filet: 315kcal; 13g total fat (2g sat fat); 15g CHO, 34g PRO

Now...don't stop there! One of my favorite ways to deck out orzo is to add feta and sun dried tomatoes.

Creamy Orzo

1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth (I use water too if out of broth)
1/2 cup dry orzo (4 oz)
2 Tbsp. minced oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
2 Tbsp. crumbled fate cheese (about 1 oz...but I tend add a little more ;))
Dash of kosher salt and black peper

Cook orzo per directions, chop up sun-dried tomatoes and add feta to orzo once done and drained. Pair with a veggie side which will then complement the Salmon to perfection! Makes to servings.

Nutrition facts per serving: 293 kcal; 5g total fat; 47g CHO; 13g PRO

 Now, Ian has the Great Race tomorrow which attracts around 15,000 competitors about a mile from our apartment in Pittsburgh. I'll hopefully get in a long overdue track workout so now's the time to rest up!

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