Sep 02, 2014

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Dinner in 10 Minutes: Spicy Salmon

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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.

 

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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Vianney Rodriguez

Vianney Rodriguez

Vianney "Bonnie" is a Tejana (Texan) foodie with an eternal love for all things Texas, and is committed to teaching others about her Tex-Mex heritage. On any given day you can find her posting Texas-style recipes or wonderful recipes from Mexico! Check her out at her blog, SweetLifeBake.com!

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Comments

  1. Mmmm que rico. Usually when we have salmon at home, it’s from a can. LOL. Would love to try this! =)

  2. Oh yum! This looks delicious…is it ok for the kids (as in not too spicy)?

  3. Girlfriend, you’ve got the touch.
    That looks delicious and guess what, there is salmon in the fridge right now.
    Ya se what’s for dinner!

  4. This looks awesome! My baby girl loves salmon! It’s the only fish she’ll eat and I know my hubby will appreciate the spice. ;) Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow…. this sounds simple and yummy! sign me up!

  6. mmm.. que rico..!! I am hungry now!!!! this looks great!

  7. salmon is indeed a great source for many wonderful and necessary vitamins we need. just eat in moderation. very fatty! Great go to dish!

  8. Mmm, spicy salmon. I’ve been starting to do menus to keep things organized and so I won’t over spend at the store … I may need to try this. I do the same old salmon all the time.

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