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Citrus seared salmon

Serves 4

Dietitian Tip

This citrus sauce is also tasty on sea scallops. It can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Ingredients

  • 4 (4-ounce) salmon fillets, trimmed and skinned
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Directions

Heat a nonstick saute pan to medium-high heat.

Place the salmon fillets skin side down on a plate and season with cumin, orange zest and salt. In a medium bowl, combine the orange juice, apple juice, mustard, honey and black pepper. Add the olive oil to the heated saute pan. Place the salmon in the pan, seasoned side down. Cook for approximately 2 minutes, flip, and cook another 2 minutes or until an internal temperature of 145 F is reached.

Remove salmon from the pan and set aside; cover. Add the juice mixture to the saute pan. In a small bowl, combine the water and cornstarch to make a slurry. Slowly whisk the slurry into the juice mixture, continuing to whisk until the desired thickness is reached. Drizzle the sauce over the salmon and serve.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving Size4 ounces
Calories160
Carbohydrate8 g
Cholesterol65 mg
Fiber0 g
Protein22 g
Sodium282 mg
Monounsaturated Fat3 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Total Fat16 g

Last updated: May 21st, 2016

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