Fish is a popular staple of a healthy diet. But sticking with the same old rotation of fish-based recipes can start to get boring. This delicious salmon recipe is a great way to add an exciting twist to your menu—and the spicy element gives it some extra personality. (Recipe courtesy of American Heart Association)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
- 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 4 salmon fillets with skin (about 5 ounces each), rinsed and patted dry
- 1 1/2 tablespoons firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
- Cooking spray
- 1 medium lemon, quartered (optional)
- Set the orange zest aside in a small bowl.
- In a large shallow glass dish, stir together the orange juice and lemon juice. Add the fish, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
- Meanwhile, stir the brown sugar, paprika, curry powder, salt, cinnamon, and cayenne into the orange zest. Set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lightly spray the foil with cooking spray.
- Drain the fish, discarding the marinade. Arrange the fillets with the skin side down on the baking sheet. Rub the brown sugar mixture over the flesh side of the fish.
- Bake for 14 minutes, or until the fish is cooked to the desired doneness.
- Using a metal spatula, lift the fish out of the skin. Transfer to plates. Serve with lemon wedges.
This delicious dish has only 187 calories per serving but offers 28g of protein. A healthy diet is half the secret to a fit lifestyle, with exercise completing the equation. To learn about the fitness equipment we can offer for your Phoenix area home, contact Fitness 4 Home Superstore.