Thursday, June 6, 2013

Salmon Pinwheel Salad Recipe

Salmon spirals served on a bed of greens and oranges is a colorful main dish to serve for entertaining.

1 1 1/2 pound  fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillet, 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick
1/8 teaspoon  salt
1/8 teaspoon  black pepper
1/2 cup  dry white wine or water
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon  salt
1/4 teaspoon  black pepper
4 cups  torn curly endive
4 cups  torn red-tipped leaf lettuce
2 medium oranges, peeled and sectioned
1 cup  thinly sliced cucumber
1/4 cup  sliced almonds, toasted
1 recipe Fresh Orange Dressing (see recipe below)

1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Cut lengthwise into 6 even strips. Sprinkle lightly with salt and black pepper. Starting with the thick end of each strip, roll up into a pinwheel. Secure with a wooden toothpick or skewer.

2. In a medium skillet combine white wine, bay leaf, the 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Bring to boiling. Add fish pinwheels. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 6 to 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, turning once. Using a slotted spoon, remove fish from cooking liquid. Cover and chill for 2 to 12 hours. Discard cooking liquid.

3. To serve, divide the endive, leaf lettuce, orange sections, cucumber slices, and almonds among six dinner plates. Spoon the Fresh Orange Dressing over lettuce mixture. Top with the fish pinwheels. Makes 6 servings.

Fresh Orange Dressing

YIELD: 1/2 cup

1/2 cup  light dairy sour cream
1/2 teaspoon  finely shredded orange peel
2 tablespoons  orange juice
2 teaspoons  sugar
1/2 teaspoon  poppy seeds
1. In a small bowl stir together sour cream, orange peel, orange juice, sugar, and poppy seeds. Stir in enough additional orange juice, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make a dressing of desired consistency. Makes about 1/2 cup.

MAKES: 6 servings - Carb Grams per serving = 9

Source: Diabetic Living

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