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doi: 10.1097/01.HEARTI.0000418033.11095.66

Salmon with Honey-Balsamic Glaze

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This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association's Patient Education program. Recipe copyright © 2009 by the American Heart Association. Look for other delicious recipes in American Heart Association cookbooks, available from booksellers everywhere, and at

Serves 4; 3 ounces fish per serving

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Use simple ingredients likely to be found in your kitchen to create a far-from-ordinary glaze for this easy entrée.

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Cooking spray

1½ tablespoons light mayonnaise

1½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon honey

1½ teaspoons sesame seeds

¾ teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled

¾ teaspoon olive oil

1 medium garlic clove, minced

4 skinless salmon fillets (about 4 ounces each), rinsed and patted dry

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Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly spray a shallow baking pan with cooking spray.

Spoon the mayonnaise into a small bowl. Gradually whisk in the vinegar until smooth. Whisk in the remaining ingredients except the fish.

Put the fish in the baking pan. Lightly spread the mayonnaise mixture over the top and sides of each fillet.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

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Nutrition Analysis

(per serving)

Calories 200

Total Fat 7.5 g

Saturated Fat 1.0 g

Trans Fat 0.0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 3.0 g

Monounsaturated Fat 3.0 g

Cholesterol 67 mg

Sodium 130 mg

Carbohydrates 7 g

Fiber 0 g

Sugars 6 g

Protein 25 g

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Dietary Exchanges

½ carbohydrate, 3 lean meat

© 2012 American Heart Association, Inc.