Saturday, August 23, 2008
Salmon with Mediterranean Vegetables
I love salmon and am always looking for new ways to prepare it. I found the recipe for this dish from a little booklet called Recipes Inspired by The Best Life Diet. It's a really great tasting dish and easy to prepare.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Start to finish: 45 minutes
2 nice-sized salmon fillet (about 1 lb)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons finely chopped lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings
1 medium zucchini , sliced
1/4 cup roasted red bell peppers (from a jar), drained, cut into thin strips
2 tablespoons sliced pitted olives
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
Heat oven to 375 °F. In shallow baking pan, place salmon, skin side down; brush with 1 teaspoon of the olive oil. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of the lemon peel and the pepper. Bake uncovered 15 to 25 minutes or until salmon flakes with fork.
Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat remaining oil over medium heat. Add garlic, onion and zucchini; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add red peppers, olives, oregano and remaining 1 teaspoon lemon peel; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender.
Serve salmon with vegetables.