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Fish - Salmon with Pepita-Lime Butter Recipe

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Submitted by gollygeewillikers

Makes 4 servings



Lime juice, chili powder and pepitas give this salmon Mexican flair. Serve with wild rice and steamed vegetables. Eating Well - 4 servings Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes

Recipe Ingredients for Fish - Salmon with Pepita-Lime Butter

2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds (unsalted )
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
500 grams salmon fillet, skinned (see Tip) and cut into 4 portions
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Recipe Directions for Fish - Salmon with Pepita-Lime Butter

  1. Toast pepitas (see Tip). Place in a small bowl with butter, lime zest, lime juice and chili powder.

  2. Generously coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper, add to the pan and cook until browned and just cooked through in the center, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Remove the pan from the heat. Transfer the salmon to a plate. Add the butter-lime mixture to the hot pan; stir until the butter is melted. Serve the salmon topped with the sauce.

  3. **************Tips & Notes**************

  4. Tips: Pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds) can be found in the bulk-foods section of natural-foods stores or Mexican groceries.

  5. Place a salmon fillet on a clean cutting board, skin side down. Starting at the tail end, slip the blade of a long, sharp knife between the fish flesh and the skin, holding the skin down firmly with your other hand. Gently push the blade along at a 30 angle, separating the fillet from the skin without cutting through either.

  6. Place pepitas in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 142.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
318
Calories from Fat
189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
21.0g
32%
Saturated Fat
5.4g
27%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
86mg
29%
Sodium
390mg
16%
Potassium
495mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
1.5g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0.3g
1%
Sugars
0.2g
Protein
29.1g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 2% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin B12
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