Salmon and Asparagus with Pepper Purée

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.

2
Servings
727
Calories Per Serving
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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

Total Fat
21g
30%
Sugar
62g
69%
Saturated Fat
20g
83%
Carbohydrate, by difference
115g
88%
Protein
23g
50%
Vitamin A, RAE
131µg
19%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
14mg
19%
Calcium, Ca
93mg
9%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
58µg
15%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
27mg
8%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
102mg
15%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
235mg
16%
Water
109g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Salmon Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Salmon Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

Salmon Wine Pairing

Pinot gris/grigio, sauvignon blanc, sémillon, albariño, or rosé with most cooked salmon dishes; pinot noir with salmon in red wine or other strong sauce; grüner veltliner, rosé, or vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with smoked salmon.