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Salmon with Mediterranean Spices

Salmon is such a versatile, tasty fish - and it's considered a 'super food' as well. That means it's both healthful and delicious. Try it with the yogurt sauce for a tangy addition.

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Ingredients

  • For the yogurt sauce (optional):
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (try the Fage brand)
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed through a garlic press
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, dill or parsley (or a combination)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • For the salmon:
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets, skin and bones removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil

Serves 4 to 6

  1. Make the Yogurt Sauce (if using) by combining all of the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside at room temperature until ready to serve.
  2. In a small bowl combine the cumin, coriander, fennel seeds and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle the spice mixture over one side of each of the salmon fillets.
  3. In a skillet large enough to hold the fillets in a single layer (cook in batches if necessary), heat 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil (just enough to coat the bottom of the pan) over medium-high heat. When hot, add the fillets seasoned-side down.
  4. Cook for 4 minutes and then turn the fillets over and cook for 2 to 3 more minutes (depending on thickness) or until cooked to your desired doneness.
  5. Serve the salmon hot with a dollop of Yogurt Sauce on the side, if you like.
Serve with:  Shredded Kale Salad

Thanks. I have just started getting into the kitchen. My wife is a southern style cook and likes to make just about everything fried and unhealthy as possible. As I am about to hit the 40 yr old mark, I can't continue to eat this way unless I want to keep seeing those strange looks on my doctors face when he gets my yearly labs back. In other words, for the sake of my family's health, I have decided to take over the kitchen. Hopefully, I can do this without offending anyone. Thanks for the tips!

S. S.