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Apricot Glazed Baked Salmon

Looking for a heart healthy entrée that is elegant, tasty and simple to prepare? This one checks all the boxes. As long as you don’t overcook it, it will be moist and delicious.

Apricot Glazed Baked Salmon

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound salmon filet, wild
  • ½ tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Glaze:

  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • ¼ cup apricot preserves, no sugar added
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes


Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Rub salmon with olive oil and spices.Place salmon on a baking sheet (skin side down) lined with foil. Bake salmon for 10 minutes.
  3. While the salmon is in the oven, sauté minced garlic in olive oil over medium high heat in a saucepan for 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients to saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove salmon from oven and spoon apricot glaze on top of salmon filets. Return salmon to oven and bake for 2-5 more minutes or until salmon is cooked through.
  5. Serve with a whole grain side such as couscous or brown rice and a vegetable for a complete heart healthy meal in minutes.

Nutritional information per 4 ounce serving:  Calories 231;  Total Fat 9.76 gm;  Total Carbs 12.8 gm; Protein 22.6 gm;  Sodium 203 mg

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