Salmon with Lemon Butter and Pineapple Salsa

Baked in 10 minutes, this seafood entrée is easy to make for any occasion.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
4
teaspoons grated lemon peel
2
teaspoons lemon juice
1
cup chopped fresh pineapple
3
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2
tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1
teaspoon finely chopped jalapeño chile, if desired
4
salmon fillets, about 1 inch thick (1 1/2 lb)
1/4
teaspoon salt
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, mix butter, lemon peel and lemon juice; set aside.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix pineapple, cilantro, onion and chile; refrigerate until serving time.
  • 3 Line 13x9-inch pan with foil. Place salmon, skin side down, in pan; sprinkle with salt.
  • 4 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Immediately top salmon with butter mixture. Serve with pineapple salsa.

Expert Tips

If you prefer halibut, go ahead and substitute it for the salmon. Just follow the guidelines for the thickness and weight called for in the recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
140mg
140%;
Sodium
330mg
330%;
Total Carbohydrate
6g
6%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
37g
37%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.