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
Servings: 2

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.

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