Friday, December 9, 2011

Fantastic Foodie Fridays~ Salmon, Tomato, Garlic & More...

If you have heart problems, your diet may feel restrictive. But this dish packs a powerful punch, and is chockfull of heart-healthy foods. From salmon to tomatoes to garlic, the ingredients in this delicious meal all have properties that can help your ticker. So dig in, guilt-free!  Had this the other night and it was great!  The only thing that I added at the very end was a touch of Truffle Salt that I picked up at the store the other day.  A little goes a long ways!  I hope you enjoy this dish!  XoXo


2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 cups diced tomatoes (about 4 medium plum tomatoes)
3/4 cup low-sodium vegetable juice 
2 cups frozen lima beans (1 frozen packet)
1 (10 oz) skinless salmon filet, cut into 1 1/2 - 2 inch pieces
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
1/2 lemon


In a medium-large saucepan, warm the olive oil and briefly cook the pepper flakes and garlic until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Stir in the tomatoes and cook for about 3 minutes. Add the vegetable juice and lima beans and simmer, stirring occasionally for 7 to 8 minutes. Place the salmon pieces over the veggie mix, salt and pepper lightly, cover the pan and let it all steam on a low heat for 5 to 6 minutes – depending on how well done you like your salmon.

Take the pan off the heat, stir in the dill, drizzle with a little lemon and serve.

Recipe created especially for The Dr. Oz Show by food stylist, Ulli Stachl.

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