Salmon with Wilted Watercress and Lemon-Balsamic Dressing

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2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
4 small garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Four 6-ounce salmon fillets, skinned
1 pound watercress, large stems removed


1. In a bowl, mix the vinegar with the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper.

2. In a large, deep skillet, bring 1 inch of water to a boil. Lightly oil a steamer rack and set it in the skillet. Carefully add the salmon fillets in a single layer. Cover and steam over moderate heat for 5 minutes. Strew the watercress over the salmon, cover and steam for 1 minute. Transfer the salmon and watercress to plates. Spoon the dressing over the salmon and serve.

Notes: One Serving - Calories 324 kcal, Total Fat 17.3 gm, Saturated Fat 3.3 gm, Protein 39 gm, Carbohydrates 4 gm

Created date

June 2004