Thursday, June 16, 2016

Finicky Friday Healthy Slow Cooker Moroccan Spiced Salmon

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Hey everyone, I'm a day early this time since I have something scheduled for tomorrow. :) So, I thought it would be cool to post some recipes I had found online. I’m going to *try* to do some of these beforehand, but I’m sure there’ll be times I won't. I'm going to call this Finicky Friday. :)

Didn't plan ahead? Fish cooks quickly, so it can be ready for lunch or dinner even when you don't get a head start. Salmon is brimming with omega-3 fats, the kind that tamp down inflammation and play a role in joint and muscle pain. Omega-3s also get kudos for helping reduce the risk of heart disease.

This zesty, no-carb dish gets its zip from cumin, coriander, and turmeric: spices with antioxidant properties that protect your cells from everyday damage. No salmon? Halibut and cod fillets work just fine. Marinate the fish the night before or in the morning.

4 cloves minced garlic
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 12-oz salmon fillets
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Put the marinade ingredients in a large ziplock bag, then place the fish in the bag, making sure that the marinade coats both sides of the fish. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours.

Add 2 tbsp water to the slow cooker. Cover and cook 2 hours on low. When done, let the fish sit, uncovered, for 5 minutes before serving.

Use a spatula to remove the fish from the slow cooker and transfer to a plate. Gently remove any bones from the fish.

To serve, divide the fish between plates, serve it on top of couscous or rice, and garnish each portion with cilantro.

Adapted with permission from Everyday Gluten-Free Slow Cooking by Kimberly Mayone and Kitty Broihier, M.S., R.D. (Sterling, 2012)

Serving Size (Makes 4 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 412
Total Fat 28 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Total Carbs 0 g
Protein 38 g
Fiber 0 g
Cholesterol 107 mg
Sodium 540 mg