Steamed Lemon Salmon and Asparagus

Author: Canadian Living

Be it a multitiered bamboo, electric or metal basket, a large steamer is invaluable if you're trying to reduce fat content. (Our favourite and least expensive option is the bamboo version.) For 10 more diabetes-friendly recipes that will help you lower your intake of fat and high-glycemic carbohydrates, check out Mealtimes made easy in the June 2005 issue of Canadian Living.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2005

Ingredients

  • 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 lb salmon fillet
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 lb fresh asparagus trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint leaves
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 green onion minced

Method

Set sieve lined with double layer of cheesecloth over bowl; spoon in yogurt. Cover and drain in refrigerator for 4 hours. z(Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Arrange salmon in steamer rack over simmering water; sprinkle with pinch each of the salt and pepper then lemon juice. Lay asparagus in second steamer rack over salmon (if using multitiered steamer) or over separate skillet or saucepan of simmering water. Cover and steam until fish flakes easily when tested, about 10 minutes per inch (2.5 cm) of thickness, and asparagus is tender, about 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, in bowl, combine drained yogurt, mint, garlic, green onion and remaining salt and pepper. Serve with fish and asparagus.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 235 mg
  • Protein 25 g
  • Calories 236.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Cholesterol 59 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 7 g

%RDI

  • Iron 9.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 71.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 12.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 25.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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