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Maple-Pecan Salmon Delight
Courtesy of epicurious
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 5 Min.
Cook Time: 20 Min.
Marinate: 20 Min.
What you need:
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For the Salmon:
1 lb. wild Alaskan salmon
1/2 lemon
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1/4 c. maple syrup
1 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 c. chopped pecans

For the Quinoa:
1 c. quinoa
1 c. carrots, peeled and chopped
1 c. peas
What to do:
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place the salmon in a baking dish skin-side down. Squeeze the lemon juice onto the salmon. In a small bowl, mix together garlic, ginger, maple syrup, and soy sauce. Pour the mixture over the salmon. Marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
2. While salmon is marinating, prepare the quinoa: In a small saucepan, boil 2 cups of water over high heat. Add the quinoa, carrots, and peas and reduce the heat to low, and cover. Cook for 15 minutes or until quinoa and carrots are tender.
3. Sprinkle pecans over the salmon and bake uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes or until its golden and flaky towards the edges.

From The 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook
Recipe Provided by Mark Halpern, Age 10
All Food Photography by Jeff Elkins of Jeff Elkins Photography for Epicurious
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Nutritional information:
Calories: 357;   Total Fat: 15g;   Total Carbs: 34g;   Protein: 22g;  
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