These delectable salmon fillets need virtually no attention, so while they're baking in the oven, fix steamed broccoli and pecan-topped sweet potatoes for some healthy, colorful sides. (Serves 4)

Sweet-Spicy Glazed Salmon

Credit: Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

Baked sweet potatoes with brown sugar-pecan butter Pierce 4 (8-ounce) sweet potatoes with a fork. Microwave at HIGH 12 minutes or until done. Combine 2 tablespoons softened butter, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and 1 1/2 tablespoon finely chopped toasted pecans. Top each potato with about 1 tablespoon butter mixture.

Steamed broccoli spears 


Total time: 22 minutes

1. While oven preheats for salmon:
• Prepare glaze for salmon.
• Scrub sweet potatoes.
• Prepare butter mixture for sweet potatoes.

2. While salmon cooks:
• Cook sweet potatoes.
• Prepare broccoli.