Diabetic Cooking

Simple Grilled Salmon for Diabetics

Easy enough for even the most inexperienced chef, this delicious seafood dish is perfect for your Labor Day barbecue! And with only about 15 minutes of preparation required, you can spend less time cooking and more time enjoying good food.

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 calories, 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.