Diabetic Cooking

Main Dishes

Simple grilled salmon

Preparation time: 2 minutes. Cooking time: about 12 minutes (may be increased or decreased depending on fillet's thickness).
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 (4-ounce) salmon fillet
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of lemon pepper
  • Wedge of lemon

Directions

Preheat grill to medium heat. Rub olive oil over salmon, coating evenly. Sprinkle with salt and lemon pepper. Grill salmon over medium heat about 6 minutes on each side, or until it flakes easily when pierced with a fork (for ease in turning salmon, a grill basket coated with cooking spray or a wide metal spatula can be used). Remove any skin. Serve with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

Yield: 1 serving. Serving size: 1 fillet.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 141, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Protein: 23 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 240 mg, Fiber: <1 g

Exchanges per serving: 3 lean meat.


This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.