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Cilantro-Topped Salmon Recipe

“This has been a favorite with everyone who has tried it,” Nancy Culbert assures from Whitehorn, California. A tongue-tingling cilantro-lime sauce compliments tender salmon fillets in the pleasing entree.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds salmon fillets
  • 1/4 cup lime juice divided
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Place salmon skin side down in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with 1-1/2 teaspoons lime juice.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the cilantro, onions, jalapeno, oil, salt, pepper and remaining lime juice. Spread over salmon. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked salmon equals 232 calories, 15 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 166 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.