The GW Heart & Vascular Institute's registered dietician, Kelli Metzger, recommends this salmon dish from The Complete Mediterranean Diet: Everything You Need To Know to Lose Weight and Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease... with 500 Delicious Recipes by Michael Ozner, MD.
Roasted Salmon with Wilted Spinach
Makes 4 Servings
1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon Saigon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
4 (4-ounce) salmon fillets, skinless
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
1 (9-ounce) bag fresh spinach
Preheat oven and a shallow heavy-bottomed roasting pan to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, combine sugar, paprika, cinnamon, orange zest, and salt. Rub both sides of fillets evenly with spice mix and place fillets on roaster. Roast for roughly 10 minutes, turning once after about 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. While fish is roasting, add olive oil to a skillet over medium heat, then add garlic and saute until fragrant. Add a few bunches of spinach at a time, until all is wilted. When fillets are cooked, divide spinach onto 4 plates, top each with a salmon fillet, and serve.
Approx. 292 calories per serving
26g protein, 19g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 0 trans fat,
4g carbohydrates, 70mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 1g fiber