Spicy Salmon

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This recipe was originally posted over at New Latina where I contribute quick and healthy Latin inspired dishes twice a month.  Thank you for your continued support, enjoy! Comments Closed

 

After a busy day we often turn to the drive thru for a quick dinner. There’s no shame in it we have all fallen victim to this, myself included. The after is what gets me. After I finish my drive thru meal I often find myself feeling sluggish, sleepy and not at all satisfied with my dietary choice for the evening. In crazy,busy days is when I am in the most need for a delicious healthy meal to rejuvenate me for the next day.

Healthy, delicious and quick is this possible? Yes, using your broiler you can have a great dinner in under 10 minutes.

Salmon dressed with the flavors of cumin,chipotle, lime and cilantro add spice to your meal. Serve alongside a salad, rice or steamed vegetables.

 

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Did you know? Salmon offers a wide range of benefits for today’s busy woman on the go. Salmon is a great source of omega 3 fatty acids. Our body alone cannot produce this fatty acid so we often turn to vitamins. Omega 3 helps in reducing the risk of heart disease, aids in healthy joints and skin. The American Heart Association recommends that adults have at least two servings of omega 3 per week. At 1.9 grams per 2 oz fillet the Atlantic Salmon provides a great health boost with the added bonus of a delicious dinner idea! Who needs the drive thru? Enjoy!

 

Spicy Salmon (serves 4)
by Vianney Rodriguez

  • 4-(6oz) salmon
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro, stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chipotles in adobo, plus 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preheat broiler and line baking sheet with foil for easy clean up.  In a blender add cilantro, chiles, adobo sauce, lime juice,  cumin, garlic clove, oil, salt and pepper.  Blend until smooth.  Coat salmon with sauce and place on baking sheet.  Broil fish 3 to 4 inches from heat until just cooked through, 6 to 9 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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