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Poached Salmon with Grapefruit Salsa Recipe

Poached Salmon with Grapefruit Salsa Recipe

“Family and friends often request this recipe ahead of time when they know they’ll be dining with me. I gladly fill their requests because this is so easy, the dish is delicious—and it especially pleases those who are counting calories.” —Patricia Nieh, Portola Valley, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 cups strong brewed green tea
  • 4 fresh basil sprigs
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 4 fresh cilantro sprigs
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • SALSA:
  • 1 large pink grapefruit, sectioned and chopped
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, combine the first six ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add salmon and poach, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the salsa ingredients. Remove salmon with a slotted spoon. Serve with salsa. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 salmon fillet with 1/4 cup salsa equals 220 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 209 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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