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Lime juice, chili powder and pepitas combined with just a bit of butter makes a rich Mexican-flavored sauce for this salmon.

Recipe Summary

additional:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toast pepitas (see Tip). Place in a small bowl with butter, lime zest, lime juice and chili powder.

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  • Generously coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper, add to the pan and cook until browned and just cooked through in the center, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Remove the pan from the heat. Transfer the salmon to a plate. Add the butter-lime mixture to the hot pan; stir until the butter is melted. Serve the salmon topped with the sauce.

Tips:

Pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds) can be found in the bulk-foods section of natural-foods stores or Mexican groceries.

Place a salmon fillet on a clean cutting board, skin side down. Starting at the tail end, slip the blade of a long, sharp knife between the fish flesh and the skin, holding the skin down firmly with your other hand. Gently push the blade along at a 30 degrees angle, separating the fillet from the skin without cutting through either.

Place pepitas in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

By EatingWell.com. © Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Nutrition Facts

260 calories; protein 23.8g; carbohydrates 1.6g; fat 17.2g; cholesterol 74.6mg; sodium 380.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2015
Quick easy simple delicious. I didn't make any changes. The lime and chile were great compliments and the pepitas added a nice crunch without taking over the salmon. Read More
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3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2015
Quick easy simple delicious. I didn't make any changes. The lime and chile were great compliments and the pepitas added a nice crunch without taking over the salmon. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2016
Excellent easy lived it! GP Read More
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