NOTES: Steamed broccoli and whole-wheat couscous complete a delicious and nutritionally balanced dinner. (Never mind butter--a drizzle of orange sauce is all the extra flavor the broccoli needs.) For dessert, try frozen yogurt with berries and honey. Prep and cook time: About 15 minutes.

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total:
15 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium heat, stir almonds until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour from pan.

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  • Rinse salmon fillets and pat dry. Set the frying pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add salmon, skin side up, and cook until well browned on the bottom, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn pieces and cook until opaque on the outside but still slightly translucent in center of thickest part (cut to test), 1 to 3 minutes, depending on thickness of fish, or until opaque but still moist-looking in center. Transfer salmon, skin side down, to plates or a serving platter; cover to keep warm.

  • Add orange peel, juice, and wine to pan. Boil until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 6 minutes. Stir in thyme.

  • Spoon orange sauce over salmon and sprinkle with toasted almonds. Add salt to taste.

Nutrition Facts

369 calories; calories from fat 54%; protein 35g; fat 22g; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 6.7g; fiber 0.4g; sodium 103mg; cholesterol 100mg.
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