Dec 23 2009 The Feast of the Seven Fishes
It’s crunch time for the holidays and we all know we’ve been naughty and nice, but since Santa Claus is coming, and we’d better be good, we wanted to say Merry Christmas to all our friends and wish you the happiest holiday ever.
Here’s a quick and easy fish dish to begin your own feast. Happy Holidays from those of us here at Dr. Salerno’s Silver Cloud Diet.
Warm Salmon Salad with Caper Dressing
Quick as a wink and only 5 g. carb.
Makes 4 servings
1 head butter lettuce
1 1-lb. salmon fillet (about 1-1/4 inches thick)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 thick slices yellow onion
1/2 teaspoon dried or fresh dill weed
1 rib celery with leaves, minced
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lemon juice + zest from 1/2 lemon
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon capers, drained
Line the bottom of the steamer rack with one lettuce leaf, then place the salmon, skin side down on the lettuce. Season with pepper. Arrange onions around the fish. Sprinkle with dill. Cover and steam over boiling water 10-18 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and opaque*. Don’t overcook the fish. Once it loses its translucent look in the center, remove it to a plate.
While the fish and vegetables are cooking, use a fork to whisk the dressing ingredients together.