Thursday, April 12, 2012

Orange Crusted Salmon with Mango Salsa

This is adapted from a Weight Watchers online recipe. Prepare the salsa at least an hour before cooking the salmon.

Orange Crusted Salmon

1 pound frozen salmon fillets, thawed and drained
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp orange zest
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Preheat broiler. I line the broiler pan with aluminum foil to make clean up super easy!
Mix together the sugar, salt, orange zest and pepper. Arrange salmon on broiler pan and rub the sugar mixture over the top of the fillets. Use all of the sugar - it will start to melt into the salmon. (You can rub the sugar on the salmon and refrigerate up to 8 hours before broiling)
Broil 4-5 inches from the heat for 6 minutes per inch thickness. Salmon should be flaky.

Mango Salsa

1 medium mango, peeled and diced
2 tbsp red onion, diced
1 small jalapeno pepper, minced
1/4 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
juice of an orange (use for zest for the salmon)
juice of a lime
Cilantro - if desired (DD2 does not care for cilantro so I omitted it and still tastes good)

Mix all together and chill at least an hour before serving.

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