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Sesame-Orange Salmon Recipe

We're always looking for new and interesting ways to prepare salmon. This Asian-inspired butter will be a new favorite for citrus lovers. Using reduced-fat butter saves 40 calories and 4 grams of fat per serving but still adds a generous coating to the salmon. —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 5 teaspoons reduced-fat butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds


  • 1. Place salmon skin side down on a broiler pan. Combine butter, soy sauce, orange peel and sesame seeds. Brush one-third of mixture over salmon. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 7-9 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, basting occasionally with remaining butter mixture. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet: 225 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 288mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.

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