Savory and tangy salmon dish
Salmon is packed with good-for-you things like vitamin A and omega fatty acids which are necessary for your brain and heart to function properly. Serve with broccoli and another roasted veggie of your choice and you have a perfectly balanced dinner.
- 1 ½ tablespoons toasted (dark) sesame oil
- 1 ½ tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari
- 1 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- ¼ teaspoon salt, divided
- 8 cups large broccoli florets with 2-inch stalks attached (about 1 pound)
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 ¼ pounds wild salmon, cut into 4 portions
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
Whisk oil, tamari, vinegar, ginger and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add broccoli and toss to coat. Transfer to the prepared pan using tongs or a slotted spoon, leaving as much marinade as possible in the bowl. Whisk molasses into the remaining marinade.
Roast the broccoli for 5 minutes. Move it to one side of the pan and place salmon on the other side. Season the salmon with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and brush with the molasses glaze. Roast until the salmon is just cooked through, 7 to 10 minutes more. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Serve with roasted root vegetables or winter squash for a healthy dinner.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)*:
323 calories, 13g fat, 17g carbohydrates, 34g protein, 603mg sodium, 10g sugar
*Nutrition facts for the salmon and broccoli
Adapted from: EatingWell.com
Reviewed by PeaceHealth dietitians and nutritionists.