Maple-Glazed Salmon with Warm Wheat Berry Salad

glazed-salmon-wheat-berries Recipe
Kate Sears
Prep: 15 minutes; Cook: 1 hour 15 minutes; Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings (plus leftovers) (serving size: 6 ounces salmon and 1 cup salad)

Nutritional Information

Calories 419
Fat 15 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 5 g
Polyfat 5 g
Protein 42 g
Carbohydrate 27 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 107 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 312 mg
Calcium 60 mg

Ingredients

4 cups water
1 1/2 cups wheat berries
1/2 cup finely diced carrots
1/2 cup finely diced celery
2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup toasted pecans
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 pounds salmon
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 cups mâche lettuce

Preparation

1. Bring 4 cups water to boil; add wheat berries. Reduce heat and cook, uncovered, for 1 hour or until tender and most of liquid is absorbed. Drain; set aside.

2. Cook carrots and celery in 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over moderate heat for 3 minutes or until tender. Add wheat berries and cranberries, and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until hot. Transfer to serving bowl, and stir in next 4 ingredients (through pepper). Cover and keep warm.

3. Preheat oven to 450°. Brush a baking sheet with 1 teaspoon olive oil; arrange salmon, skin side down. Combine maple syrup and mustard; spread on top of salmon. Roast in middle of oven for 7 minutes. Turn broiler on; broil salmon for 3–4 minutes or until golden on top. Transfer salmon to a cutting board, and cut half of it into 4 (6-ounce) pieces; reserve the rest.

4. Reserve 1 1/2 cups wheat berry mixture. Stir mâche into the remaining wheat berry salad. Serve each piece of salmon on top of salad.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Lori Powell,

Health

January 2010
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