Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serving Suggestion: Serve with Romaine & Avocado Salad and Brown Rice
To ensure moistness in your salmon, start by choosing salmon filets that are from the thickest part of the fish. Because oven temperatures vary, check your salmon for doneness about 1-2 minutes before you think it will be done. You can do this by sticking the tip of a sharp knife into the filet. The flesh will separate easily and it should look pink in the center. You want to cook it slightly less than how you want to eat it, as it continues to cook after you remove it from the heat. It is important that the pan has had sufficient time to get very hot. This will seal in the moisture. Salmon is best served cooked medium.
The flavors of the ingredients of the salsa blend together better if they are chopped finely.
Introduction to Recipe Rating System ChartIn order to better help you identify recipes that feature a high concentration of nutrients for the calories they contain, we created a Recipe Rating System. This system allows us to highlight the recipes that are especially rich in particular nutrients. The following chart shows the nutrients for which 15-Minute Salmon with Mint Salsa is either an excellent, very good, or good source (below the chart you will find a table that explains these qualifications). If a nutrient is not listed in the chart, it does not necessarily mean that the recipe doesn't contain it. It simply means that the nutrient is not provided in a sufficient amount or concentration to meet our rating criteria. (To view this recipe's in-depth nutritional profile that includes values for dozens of nutrients - not just the ones rated as excellent, very good, or good - please use the link below the chart.) To read this chart accurately, you'll need to glance back up to see the ingredients used in the recipe and the number of serving sizes provided by the recipe. Our nutrient ratings are based on a single serving. For example, if a recipe makes 4 servings, you would be receiving the nutrient amounts listed in the chart by eating 1/4th of the combined ingredients found in the recipe. Now, returning to the chart itself, you can look next to the nutrient name in order to find the nutrient amount it offers, the percent Daily Value (DV%) that this amount represents, the nutrient density that we calculated for this recipe and nutrient, and the rating we established in our rating system. For most of our nutrient ratings, we adopted the government standards for food labeling that are found in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's "Reference Values for Nutrition Labeling." Read more background information and details of our rating system.
15 Minute Salmon with Mint Salsa
|vitamin B12||5.09 mcg||212||9.9||excellent|
|vitamin D||493.29 IU||123||5.7||excellent|
|omega-3 fats||2.51 g||105||4.9||excellent|
|vitamin B3||13.63 mg||85||4.0||excellent|
|phosphorus||506.93 mg||72||3.4||very good|
|protein||34.83 g||70||3.2||very good|
|vitamin B6||0.75 mg||44||2.1||good|
|vitamin C||22.13 mg||30||1.4||good|
|vitamin A||264.75 mcg RAE||29||1.4||good|
|pantothenic acid||1.40 mg||28||1.3||good|
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%
In-Depth Nutritional Profile for 15-Minute Salmon with Mint Salsa