Friday, February 17, 2006

Salmon with Tomatillo Salsa, Artichokes, and Cottage Cheese

Salmon, or fish in general, is one of those foods that I didn't eat as a child, so I was weary of it. Around age 22, after reading about all of the good fats in salmon (and things like olive oil and avocados), I decided I would make myself like fish. It took a year, or so, before I didn't need my fish smothered in lemon juice, though I still prefer it with citrus.

This was the first time I've tried a salsa verde, or anything with tomatillos, I wasn't expecting them to be so sticky underneath their paper casing. What a treat this salsa is! I'm so used to having my salmon with salt and lemon, this was a great retreat from that.

Salmon with Tomatillo Salsa, Artichokes with Lemon, and Non-fat Cottage Cheese

1 serving, 340 calories.

Salmon with Tomatillo Salsa, Artichokes with Lemon, and Non-fat Cottage Cheese Recipe

I looked all over online and found loads of recipes for a salsa verde, so I combined aspects of all the recipes and came up with this:

Tomatillo Salsa
2 medium tomatillos
1/4-1/2 jalapeno (depending on how hot you like it)
1/4 onion
1 fat garlic clove
1 palm-full fresh parsley
1 palm-full fresh cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cook the tomatillos, garlic, and onion, in boiling water for about 10 minutes. Remove veggies from water and cool. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until nearly smooth, a little chunk is nice.

1 3.5 oz. salmon fillet
juice from 1/2 lime (optional)
salt to taste

Preheat oven to 350, salt fillet on both sides, place in baking dish and squeeze the lime over the top. Bake for 8-15 minutes, depending on how you like your fish cooked. Top with Tomatillo salsa.

2 medium artichokes
juice from one lemon

Remove leaves and choke, peel stem, leaving only edible bits of the artichoke. Boil for 10-15 minutes in water with the juice of one lemon and a tablespoon of sea salt. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice, or lemon butter (1 part lemon juice to 4 parts butter). Lemon butter has about 70 calories per tablespoon.

Serve with 1/2 cup. non-fat cottage cheese


Michele said...

So glad I found your blog, wonderful recipes!

Kalyn said...

Erin, you must write to me. I write Kalyn's Kitchen and Vanessa writes She Craves, and we're both in Salt Lake. We keep hoping to find more food bloggers in Salt Lake, or even Utah. Send me an e-mail:
kalynskitchen AT comcast DOT net.

I love the idea of your blog too!

Lexi said...

I've never understood calories, how you find out how much calories are in differnet things... I just try to eat alot of vegetables... and I also started weightwatching and a foodblog with my sister about it (it's not much yet due to some troubles, but soon enough). love your blog, and the recipes. soooo gonna link you ;)

Anonymous said...

This looks sooooooooo good. Love, your Mother

Erin Eats said...

Heh, thanks Mom :)

Anonymous said...

And we need to get tother soon and cook some more salmon! <^..^< (I love my kitty!)

Fiber said...

Wow - that tomatillo salsa sounds excellent.