|Freshly baked Tangerine Salmon & Asparagus|
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Baked Tangerine Salmon and AsparagusIngredients:
4 (4-6 ounce salmon fillets)
3 tablespoons brown sugar* (see footnote)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 pound spring asparagus
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper
|Tangerines & Seasonings|
Sqeeze zested tangerines to obtain 1/4 to 1/2-cup of juice. Place salmon fillets in a shallow pie plate and cover with tangerine juice. Marinate 10 to 15-minutes. (Alternatively, marinate salmon in a zip-top bag 10 to 15-minutes, discard juice and bag after use). Slice remaining tangerines 1/4-inch thick to use for garnish.
Preheat oven to 425F; place rack in center of oven.
Nutrition: A 4-ounce serving of salmon provides 210 calories, 25 grams protein, 12 grams mono-unsaturated fat and zero carbs.. The carbs added from the asparagus and tangerine slices are complex carbs and support nutritional wellness.
*Brown Sugar - Don't be afraid of the brown sugar in this recipe. When used as an ingredient in a savory recipe will not affect your blood sugar the same as sugar in sweets or a simple carbohydrate recipe. "A sweetener such as sugar, brown sugar, honey, jam, jelly, or preserves is called for when it is needed to affect a chemical reaction that will enhance the flavors and textures of other ingredients." Cooking with Kaye page 15.
Photos by Kaye Bailey and (C) LivingAfterWLS - All Rights Reserved - 2014.
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