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Quinoa Pilaf with Salmon and Asparagus

Serve your family with a hearty skillet salmon, bouillon cube and asparagus quinoa pilaf – dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes.

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
cup uncooked quinoa
6
cups water
1
vegetable bouillon cube
1
lb salmon fillets
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
20
stalks fresh asparagus, cut diagonally into 2-inch pieces (2 cups)
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1
cup frozen sweet peas (from 1-lb bag), thawed
1/2
cup halved grape tomatoes
1/2
cup vegetable or chicken broth
1
teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
2
teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed

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Directions

  • 1 Rinse quinoa thoroughly by placing in a fine-mesh strainer and holding under cold running water until water runs clear; drain well.
  • 2 In 2-quart saucepan, heat 2 cups of the water to boiling over high heat. Add quinoa; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, heat remaining 4 cups water and bouillon cube to boiling over high heat. Add salmon, skin side up; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork. Remove with slotted spoon to plate; let cool. Discard water. Remove skin from salmon; break into large pieces.
  • 4 Meanwhile, rinse and dry skillet. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add asparagus; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in onions; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in peas, tomatoes and broth; cook 1 minute.
  • 5 Gently stir quinoa, salmon, lemon-pepper seasoning and dill weed into asparagus mixture. Cover; cook about 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
650mg
650%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
34g
34%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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