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Bacon-Wrapped Salmon

Photo: Kana Okada; Styling: Lynn Miller
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield Serves 4
It's a well-known fact that adding bacon to any dish automatically improves the end result. Serve this 5-ingredient dish for dinner and receive rave reviews.

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets (about 6 oz. each), skin removed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 slices bacon (about 4 oz. total)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups loosely packed arugula
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 423
  • fat 29 g
  • satfat 5 g
  • protein 39 g
  • carbohydrate 1 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 134 mg
  • sodium 694 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Wrap each fillet with a slice of bacon; secure with a toothpick. Place a large skillet over high heat until very hot, add 1 Tbsp. oil and heat until just smoking. Add salmon; cook until bacon is crisp, about 3 minutes. Carefully turn salmon over and cook 2 minutes longer. Transfer skillet to oven and roast salmon, 2 minutes for medium or 4 for well done.

  2. Toss arugula with juice and 1 Tbsp. oil; season with salt and pepper. Divide among 4 plates. Remove toothpicks from salmon, leaving bacon in place. Place salmon on top of arugula. Serve immediately.