Quinoa is a quick-cooking and versatile whole grain. This unusual approach pairs it with dill and salmon, with felicitous results.
Recipe Ingredient Details:
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 cup finely chopped red onion
1 cup finely chopped fennel
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
1 cup quinoa, well washed and drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted, undrained
1 pound salmon fillets, skin removed, cut into 1-inch chunks
1/4 cup tightly packed chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Zest of 1 small lemon
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy, 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and fennel and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 3-5 minutes. Add water and salt and bring to a boil. Stir in quinoa. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
Stir in tomatoes (with liquid). Return to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and boil gently over medium heat until quinoa is translucent and tender, 6-8 minutes.
Stir in salmon. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until salmon turns opaque and is cooked through, about 1 minute. (Check and cook an additional minute if needed.) Turn off heat. Stir in dill, lemon juice, and zest, plus remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add salt to taste, if needed.
Recipe Additional Notes:
471 cal, 41% fat cal, 21g fat, 5g sat fat, 57mg chol, 30g protein, 40g carb, 5g fiber, 598mg sodium
Sun, 2009-03-01 13:10