I admit there is no method to my cooking madness. I don’t have a plan most days. Usually I just check the pantry, and see what’s available in the freezer. One of these days I’ll get organized.
Ha! Who am I kidding?
Last night it was salmon and asparagus. Not a bad start. With just a few modifications to this easy salmon recipe from Taste of Home, we had dinner on the table in no time at all.
Originally the recipe called for butter and 1/4 cup chopped walnuts. I used wine instead, and cut out some of the walnuts. We’re already getting plenty of healthy fat from the salmon, so why would we need butter and lots of walnuts.
This is a easy salmon recipe worth trying. The sauce was wonderful with the salmon and walnuts, and the asparagus was just crisp-tender.
The original recipe contained 437 calories and 26g of fat. Now we have 357 calories and a respectable 13g of fat. Hooray for us!
See? Cooking light is a breeze!
- 8 ounces salmon filets
- 2 tsp wine
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 3 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
- ½ pound asparagus
- 1. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch, wine and Worcestershire sauce until smooth. Stir in the honey, mustard and pepper.
- 2. Place each salmon fillet on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. x 12 in.). Drizzle with honey mixture and sprinkle with walnuts. Place asparagus around salmon. Fold foil around salmon and seal tightly. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Asparagus tops the charts in vitamin K and folate. It’s also a good source of vitamins C and A. Folate is essential for a healthy cardiovascular system. Asparagus also contains potassium, making it a natural diuretic.
Salmon is loaded with tryptophan, vitamin D, omega 3 fatty acids, selenium, protein, vitamins B3 and B12, phosphorus, and magnesium. Salmon is another powerhouse of nutrition that promotes brain health, heart health and blood pressure.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 13.06g
Total Carbs: 23.97g
Dietary Fiber: 3.48g
Weight Watchers Points 9
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