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"Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish."
-Steven Wright

The refrigerator light goes on...

The great thing about salmon is that it has a lot of flavor and can handle almost anything that is served with it - spicy, sweet, savory, it doesn't matter. This is a mildly spicy sauce with lots of great roasted umami flavor that goes perfectly with the salmon. You can spice this up just a bit with some cayenne pepper. Start with a pinch and add more to your taste.

Salmon

It's clear that eating fish is great for you and one of my favorite is salmon. This is both because I love the flavor and that there are remarkably high levels of Omega 3 fats found in this delicious and versatile fish. I have a lot of folks write in and ask about all the different choices in the market and which is best for their recipes.

When you step up to the fish counter the salmon you find won't necessarily be clearly labeled. You can, however, fairly easily tell a lot about it. Firstly, salmon is divided into two broad categories: Atlantic and Pacific. Salmon 


 

Salmon with Poblano Sauce



Servings = 4 | Serving size =4 ounces salmon with sauce

Cooking Time = 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe can be divisible by 2.

This recipe makes great leftovers, hot or cold. Leftover poblano sauce is great on sandwiches, whether made from leftover salmon or not.

Serve with Quinoa and Black Beans or Quinoa and Black Beans - Low Sodium Version or Black Beans with Summer Squash

AND

Serve with Parmesan Squash. or Pan Grilled Broccoli or Pan Grilled Asparagus or Parmesan Zucchini

3 tsp olive oil (divided)
2 cloves garlic
1 large shallot (peeled but left whole)
1 medium poblano pepper
1/2 tsp salt (divided)
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 cup no salt added vegetable stock
2 Tbsp cilantro leaves
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
4 4 ounce salmon filets

Salmon with Poblano Sauce recipe from Dr. Gourmet
Place a small skillet in the oven and preheat to 375F.

When the pan is hot, add one teaspoon of the olive oil in the pan along with the garlic, shallot, and poblano.

Roast for about 25 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and place the pepper, garlic, and shallots in a brown paper bag and fold over the top of the bag.

Return the pan to the oven, still at 375F.

When the pepper is cool, remove it from the bag and peel away and discard the skin, which should slip away easily.

Cut the pepper open and remove and discard the stem and seeds, then place the poblano, along with the garlic, shallot, salt, cumin, vegetable stock, and cilantro leaves in a blender or mini-chopper, and process until smooth.

Transfer the sauce to a small saucepan and place over low heat.

Add the butter and heat through, stirring constantly, over very low heat until the butter is melted and thoroughly incorporated. Remove from heat.

While melting the butter and finishing the sauce, add 2 teaspoons of olive oil to the pan in the oven, then add the salmon.

Roast for 7-9 minutes on the first side, then turn over the filets and roast 4-6 minutes on the second side.

If needed, return the sauce to low heat to bring back to serving temperature (hot). Serve topped with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 4 ounces salmon with sauce

Servings = 4

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 260 Calories from Fat 148
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 16g 26%
    Saturated Fat 5g 21%
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 77mg 25%
Sodium 344mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
    Sugars 1g  
Protein 22g  
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 59%
Calcium 1% Iron 8%
Vitamin K 5 mcg Potassium 674 mg
Magnesium 39 mg