Healthy Recipes

Baked Citrus Salmon
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Servings: 2
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Salmon filet, cut into 2 pieces ¾ pound
Salt ¼ teaspoon
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Lemon zest 1 teaspoon
Orange zest 1 teaspoon
Cooking spray
Lemons wedges 2

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Season salmon with salt and pepper, then spread lemon and orange zest over fish.
  3. Place fish, skin-side down, in a medium roasting pan or baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake 12-16 minutes, until fish is opaque throughout and flakes easily with a fork. Serve with lemon wedges.

5 lean meats

Side Suggestions: Parmesan Couscous
Cook couscous according to package directions, omitting fat and salt. Sprinkle cooked couscous with Parmesan cheese, season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with olive oil.

Side Suggestions: Steamed Sugar Snap Peas
Fill a medium saucepan with about ½ inch of water. Bring to a boil, add peas, cover, and cook for 2-3 minutes, until tender-crisp.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size ½ of recipe
Calories 315
Total Fat 18.5 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Sodium 391 mg
Total Carbohydrate 1 g
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
Protein 34 g
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