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Salmon with Cumin Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe

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Submitted by nolesbaseballfan

Makes 2 servings



Serving size =4 ounces salmon with acorn squash Cooking Time = 60 Minutes This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. This recipe makes very good leftovers. Reheat gently.

Recipe Ingredients for Salmon with Cumin Roasted Acorn Squash

1 acorn squash (cut in half and seeded)
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1 fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1/4 cup dried pumpkin seeds
1/6 tsp salt (pinch)
1 tsp pure maple syrup
1 spray oil
8 ounce salmon filets

Recipe Directions for Salmon with Cumin Roasted Acorn Squash

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Place the squash halves in a large pan cut side down and place the pan in the preheated oven. Roast for about 40 minutes until tender. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.

  2. Leave the oven on and place a medium skillet inside.

  3. Peel the skin away from the squash. Mash the roasted squash in a bowl with the olive oil, cumin, 1/4 tsp. salt and pepper.

  4. While the squash is roasting place a sheet of wax paper on the kitchen counter.

  5. Place the pumpkin seeds in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes. Watch themclosely and as they begin to brown reduce the heat to medium.

  6. Add the pinch (1/16 tsp.) of salt. Cook for about one minute more until the pumpkin seeds are browned.

  7. Add the maple syrup and let it bubble for about ten seconds shaking the pan vigorously to coat the pumpkin seeds well. Remove the pan from the heat and stir the pumpkin seeds. Turn them out of the pan onto the wax paper to cool. Separate them from each other just after placing on the wax paper so that they won?t stick together.

  8. Spray the pan lightly with oil and place the salmon in the pan skin side down. Roast in the oven for about 4 minutes and turn. Roast for another 3 - 4 minutes until done.

  9. Serve the salmon on top of the pureed acorn squash and top with the candied pumpkin seeds.

Categories

Fish, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 353.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
446
Calories from Fat
223
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
24.8g
38%
Saturated Fat
4.8g
24%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
71mg
24%
Sodium
564mg
24%
Potassium
1339mg
38%
Total Carbohydrates
28.0g
9%
Dietary Fiber
4.0g
16%
Sugars
2.2g
Protein
31.1g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 47%
Calcium 10% Iron 27%
* 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
A
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in magnesium
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in vitamin C
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