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Salmon-In-A-SnapSalmon scores high in protein and heart-saving omega-3 fatty acids. It's so easy to prepare and so good for you. In this dish, it's the star performer teamed up with crisp-tender broccoli and fluffy couscous.

Recipe Ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray
4 (1-inch-thick) salmon fillets (about 1 pound)
1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning or freshly ground black pepper
1 to 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 medium orange, halved and very thinly sliced
2 cups small broccoli florets
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon bottled minced roasted garlic or minced garlic
1 cup couscous

Cooking Directions:

  1. Lightly coat a shallow baking pan with cooking spray; set aside. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
  2. Season salmon fillets with lemon-pepper seasoning. Arrange fillets in prepared pan. Drizzle with the soy sauce. Top with orange slices. Bake, covered, for 8 to 12 minutes or until fish just flakes easily when tested with a fork.
  3. Meanwhile, in a 2-quart saucepan bring broccoli, chicken broth, water, and garlic just to boiling. Cook, covered, about 3 minutes or until broccoli is barely crisp-tender. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Serve fish over hot cooked couscous and broccoli.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): calories: 316, total fat: 5g, saturated fat: 1g, cholesterol: 20mg, sodium: 290mg, carbohydrate: 43g, fiber: 10g, protein: 25g, vitamin A: 9%, vitamin C: 85%, calcium: 5%, iron: 12%.

Recipe and photograph provided by Better Homes and Gardens - a member of the Home and Family Network for the best of cooking, gardening, decorating and more. © 2003 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.