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Moroccan Salmon Recipe

If you're trying to add more fish to your diet, here's a deliciously simple recipe for baked salmon. Here, salmon is topped with sauteed onion, tomatoes, golden raisins and spices transforming an ordinary weeknight meal into a culinary adventure.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced onions, separated into rings
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups sliced plum tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • Hot cooked couscous, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute onions in oil for 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the tomatoes, raisins and seasonings; cook and stir for 5 minutes.
  • 2. Place salmon in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with onion mixture.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with couscous if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without couscous) equals 311 calories, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 374 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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