Spicy Baked Salmon with Stir Fried Green Beans

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Spicy Baked Salmon

Serves 6

I can’t take credit for this recipe, as I learned of it at a cooking class I did through UNM continuing education Indian Cooking class.  Yep, it’s Indian, because of the spices and seasonings it uses.  I couldn’t help but share it though because it is so amazing!

24 oz of salmon (about 2 filets)

8 cloves garlic, minced

2 inch piece of ginger root, minced

1/4 tsp cumin

2 tsp ground coriander

juice of 2 limes

1.5 cups panko breadcrums

Preheat oven to 375 F or 190 C.  Mix together all ingredients except salmon and breadcrumbs.  Rub salmon with spice mixture.  Coat salmon with breadcrumbs.  Place on baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until salmon flakes with a fork.

Tips: You can use a garlic press to mince the garlic and the ginger root, but you do preserve some of the garlic flavor a little better if you mince it with a knife by hand.  You can use less garlic and ginger root to make it less spicy, or just leave a corner of the salmon with less for the kiddos.  Again, it is best to buy your salmon fresh and cook it that day if possible.  If it smells too fishy in the store, it will probably taste that way too.

Nutrition Information per Serving:  Total Calories: 296, Total Fat: 14 g, Total Carbohydrates: 14 g, Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g, Protein: 27 g

Stir Fried Green Beans

The Salmon is delicious served with these.

Serves 6

1 lb. Fresh Green Beans cleaned and ends cut off

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 tsp Ground Cumin

2 inch Piece of Ginger Root, minced

Juice of 1 lime

1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1/2 tsp Salt

Heat 2 Tbs oil in a large skillet.  Add cumin and ginger and stir fry for 1 min.  Add green beans and sprinkle with salt while stirring.  Turn heat to low and cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes until green beans are slightly tender.  Add lime juice and cayenne pepper.

Nutrition Information per serving: Total Calories: 67, Total Fat: 5 g, Total Carbohydrates: 6 g, Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g, Protein: 1.4 g

Complete the meal by adding 1/2 cup rice or a dinner roll.  I like to buy the fresh rolls from the bakery.  A 1.5 oz roll or 1/2 cup rice will add approximately 100 Calories and about 20 grams of carbohydrates.

ENJOY your SPICY SALMON WITH STIR FRIED GREEN BEANS!

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