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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mediterranean Diet-- Pan-Seared Salmon with garlic, tomatoes & basil

Pan-Seared Salmon with garlic, tomatoes & basil@livligahome
Salmon, I find, is my "fail safe" fish. It is flavorful with out being to "fishy". It is meaty so it does not fall apart as you are preparing it. It also adds color to the plate. It is one of my family's favorites.

Pan-searing is one of the easiest ways to prepare any meat. It is simple, doesn't have to add any calories and creates an appealing brown crust to the meat/fish. This past week I prepared Pan-Seared Salmon with Garlic, Tomatoes, and Basil (347/cal). This was a very easy meal to prepare. The salmon and tomato mixture are all done in the same pan. I recommend using a cast-iron skillet, it is particularly great for searing. The recipe includes 1/2 cup whole wheat couscous which is also super easy to prepare.

To make it a meal I added 1 cup of raspberries (60/cal) for a total calorie count of 407. It was a delicious, light and easy meal packed with flavor and texture. A family hit and a definite repeat.