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Salmon and Asparagus with Pepper Purée

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Some believe salmon is an aphrodisiac. Regardless of whether it is or isn’t, this healthy salmon meal will prove itself easy to make and delicious for date night.

This recipe is provided by Alexandra Miller, RDN, LDN, Corporate Dietitian at Medifast, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 12 Ounces raw salmon
  • 1/2 Cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 Cup diced red bell peppers
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1/4 Cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Dice tomatoes and peppers; place on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Lightly season both sides of salmon with salt and pepper. Place salmon in a small casserole dish and add water.

Bake salmon and vegetables for about 20 to 25 minutes.

Boil water for asparagus. As it heats, clean and trim asparagus ends. Leave as whole stalks or cut in half. Place in boiling water and cook about 10 minutes or until tender-crisp.

After removing peppers and tomatoes from oven, let cool 2 to 3 minutes. Place in a blender, add vinegar, and purée.

Arrange asparagus on a plate with salmon on top. Drizzle purée over salmon. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Facts
Servings2
Calories Per Serving408
Total Fat23g36%
Sugar5gN/A
Saturated5g26%
Cholesterol94mg31%
Protein38g77%
Carbs10g3%
Vitamin A114µg13%
Vitamin B125µg92%
Vitamin B61mg68%
Vitamin C68mg100%
Vitamin E8mg41%
Vitamin K54µg68%
Calcium79mg8%
Fiber5g19%
Folate (food)125µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)125µg31%
Iron4mg21%
Magnesium78mg19%
Monounsaturated6gN/A
Niacin (B3)17mg83%
Phosphorus492mg70%
Polyunsaturated7gN/A
Potassium1076mg31%
Riboflavin (B2)0.5mg28.9%
Sodium1234mg51%
Thiamin (B1)0.9mg58.7%
Zinc1mg10%