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North African-Style Grilled Salmon

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*To decrease the amount of sodium in this recipe you can use black olives instead of green.

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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon steaks or fillets (4 to 6 oz. each), fresh, thawed, or frozen

  • 1 4-oz. jar green olives, drained and sliced*

  • 3/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt

  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

  • 3 Tbs. lemon juice

  • 2 Tbs. olive oil

  • 1 Tbs. garlic, minced

  • 2 tsp. paprika

  • 1 tsp. ground cumin

  • 1 tsp. turmeric

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

  • 1 1/2 Tbs. olive or canola oil

  • 1 tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning

  • 2 Tbs. slivered red onion

Preparation

  1. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the olives. Blend remaining olives, yogurt, parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, paprika, cumin, turmeric, salt, and pepper flakes; set aside.
  2. Rinse any ice glaze from frozen salmon under cold water, and pat dry with a paper towel.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high. Coat a heavy skillet with oil, and place on grill to preheat.
  4. Brush both sides of salmon with oil. Place salmon in heated skillet, and cook, uncovered, about 3 to 4 minutes, until browned. Turn salmon over, and sprinkle with lemon pepper.
  5. Cover pan tightly, and reduce heat to medium. Cook an additional 6 to 8 minutes for frozen salmon; 3 to 4 minutes for fresh or thawed fish.
  6. To serve, spoon sauce over each salmon portion, and sprinkle with reserved olives and slivered onion.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 410
  • Carbohydrate Content: 9 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 70 mg
  • Fat Content: 31 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 26 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 940 mg
  • Sugar Content: 4 g