BBQ Salmon Skewers – By Betsey Reid

BBQ Salmon Skewers
Comments: Recipe and Photo courtesy of Betsey Reid, Photographer. This is a fun way to get kids to eat more fish. You will need 4 skewers.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients:
1 1/4 pound salmon, wild, steaks or filet
1/3 cup barbeque sauce
Preparation: Pre heat grill to medium heat. Rinse and cut salmon into large bite size pieces. Divide the salmon equally and thread on to skewers.Pour the BBQ sauce into a small bowl. Brush the salmon generously with the sauce and pepper lightly if desired. Grill kabobs for about 4 minutes per side or until done.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 230 calories, 9 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 29 g protein, 7 g carbohydrates, 0 g dietary fiber, 260 mg sodium; WW Points Plus value 6

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Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Appetizer Recipe

Smoked Salmon Appetizer

Smoked Salmon Appetizer

Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: none
Difficulty: Easy
Comments: This is a simple and delicious appetizer and great for parties!

Ingredients:

6 ounces smoked Salmon
4 ounces cream cheese, 1/3 less fat
1 cucumber, english
1/4 onion(s), red
2 tablespoons capers

Preparation: Slice cucumbers and spread cream cheese on top of each slice. Top with a piece of salmon and garnish with chopped onions and capers. Arrange on a platter and serve.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 140 calories, 6 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 19 g protein, 3 g carbohydrates, 0 g dietary fiber, 190 mg sodium; WW Points Plus value 4

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Balsamic Roasted Salmon with Cherry Tomatoes and Capers

Balsamic Roasted Salmon with Cherry Tomatoes and Capers

Balsamic Roasted Salmon with Cherry Tomatoes and Capers

This is one of our favorite ways to make salmon. It is simple, delicious, and only 300 calories!

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10-20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Comments: This is a simple, fairly low calorie and carbs. We use wild salmon because it is lower in fat and calories. You can also use a low fat vinaigrette to lower the fat and calories.
Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds salmon, wild, steaks or filet
2 cups tomato(es), grape or cherry
1/4 cup capers
1/4 cup salad dressing, balsamic vinaigrette, low fat, gluten free
Preparation

Cut salmon into 4 pieces. Place in a baking dish. Place tomatoes and capers over and around salmon. Pour balsamic dressing over salmon. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes until salmon is cooked through (cooking time depends on how thick the pieces of salmon are and oven variations). Serve with capers and tomatoes on top of salmon.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 300 calories, 13 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 39 g protein, 6 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 530 mg sodium; WW points plus value 7

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Apricot Glazed Salmon

Apricot Glazed Salmon

Apricot Glazed Salmon

Serves: 5
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Comments: Yum..this is a simple and delicious way to serve salmon. You could also use the glaze on other types of fish or chicken as well.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds salmon, wild, steaks or filet
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper, black, ground
1 teaspoon garlic, bottled minced
1/3 cup apricot fruit spread such as Simply Fruit, 100% fruit
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/3 cup chicken broth, gluten free, reduced sodium (or vegetable broth, reduced sodium)
2 teaspoons soy sauce, gluten free, low sodium
1/4 teaspoon pepper, black, ground

Preparation: Heat olive oil in a large skillet or grill pan. Pat salmon dry with a paper towel and cut into 5 equal servings. Season top side of salmon with garlic powder and pepper. Place salmon in skillet with seasoned side down. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side until cooked through. Remove salmon to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Place minced garlic in the skillet and cook over medium heat. Stir and cook for about 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes until ingredients and flavors are combined and glaze thickens. Spread glaze over salmon and serve.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 270 calories, 11 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 27 g protein, 14 g carbohydrates, 0 g dietary fiber, 220 mg sodium; WW points plus value 7

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Asian Grilled Salmon Salad Recipe

Asian Grilled Salmon Salad

Asian Grilled Salmon Salad


Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Comments: This is a simple and delicious main dish salad and a meal in itself. We use Newman’s Own Low fat Sesame Ginger dressing, but you can use any Asia dressing.

Ingredients:
cooking spray
1 pound salmon, wild, steaks or filet
1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper
1/4 teaspoon pepper, black, ground
4 cups cabbage, Napa, shredded
4 green onions
1/2 cup water chestnuts, sliced
1 carrot, shredded
1 pepper, bell, red, yellow, or green, chopped or julienne
1 cucumber, english, chopped
1 tablespoon cilantro, fresh, chopped
1/4 avocado, Haas or any, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
1/2 cup salad dressing, Newman’s Own Lowfat Sesame Ginger, or other low fat Asian Dressing

Preparation: Cut salmon into 4 equal servings and pat dry with paper towel. Season with salt and pepper. Spray a large non stick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Place salmon in skillet and cook for about 4 minutes on each side until just cooked through. Remove to a plate to rest. In a bowl, combine cabbage, peppers, cucumbers, carrots, water chestnuts and green onions. Toss with half of salad dressing reserving the other have for serving. Divide cabbage mixture among plates, top with salmon, drizzle with remaining dressing and garnish with cilantro, avocado and sesame seeds.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 290 calories, 12 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 80 mg cholesterol, 26 g protein, 18 g carbohydrates, 6 g dietary fiber, 530 mg sodium; WW points plus value 7

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Cajun Grilled Salmon

Cajun Grilled Salmon
Comments: Delicious and light dish. Salmon is a healthy source of Omega 3′s and serving it over spinach makes it even better for you! We recommend using wild salmon which is lower in fat and calories.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds salmon, wild, steaks or filet
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper, black, ground
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lemon, for garnish
6 ounces spinach, fresh baby

Preparation: In a small bowl, combine chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, sugar, salt and pepper. Mix well. Season the salmon on both sides rubbing in the spices. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium to medium high heat. Place salmon in the hot pan and sear without moving for 3-4 minutes on each side. Depending on thickness of fish, you may need to lower the heat and cover, cooking on low for an additional minute or two until desired doneness. Remove from skillet, serve on a bed of baby spinach and garnish with fresh lemon.

Nutrition: Per Serving About: 300 calories, 14 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 0 trans fat, 35 g protein, 8 g carbohydrates, 3 g dietary fiber, 440 mg sodium; WW Points plus value 7

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