Salmon with Ginger-Citrus Salsa

Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook shares a recipe! Try a skillet-easy, cool, low-fat fish dinner.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
lemon
4
cups water
6
thin slices gingerroot
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1
salmon fillet (1 lb), cut into 4 pieces
2
navel oranges, peeled, finely chopped
1
lime, peeled, finely chopped
1/2
cup chopped red bell pepper
2
tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1
tablespoon honey
1
teaspoon grated gingerroot
1
teaspoon olive or canola oil
  • 1 Grate enough peel from lemon to make 2 teaspoons; set aside for salsa. Cut lemon into slices. In 10- or 12-inch skillet, heat lemon slices, water, sliced gingerroot, salt and pepper to boiling. Boil 3 minutes; reduce heat to medium-low.
  • 2 Add salmon, skin side down, to skillet. Cover; cook 7 to 10 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with fork. Carefully remove salmon with slotted spoon. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours. Discard liquid mixture in skillet.
  • 3 In medium nonmetal bowl, mix oranges, lime, bell pepper, chives, honey, grated gingerroot, oil and reserved 2 teaspoons lemon peel.
  • 4 To serve, carefully remove skin from salmon; place salmon on serving plate. Spoon salsa over salmon, using slotted spoon.

Expert Tips

Ever-popular salmon is packed with omega-3 fatty acids. These good fats may help reduce the risk of heart disease.

For a fabulous summer supper, serve the salmon and salsa with 1 ounce of lime-flavored tortilla chips and a tossed salad for 1 more Carbohydrate Choice.

Dress up this citrusy salmon with a few fresh chives.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
360mg
360%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
60%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.