Light & Healthy Salmon with Corn Relish

I have been finding ways to cut down on calories in preparation for the warm weather and still make delish meals for everyone -  and they haven't even noticed that they are eating lighter fare!  I had a stab at the Whole30 plan - which wasn't easy, I might add  - and completed the 30 days. It just goes to show that we don't need all that heavy starch, cheese, and bread on our menus every day.  And there is an extra benefit for those of you not on a diet: you will have saved a little room for dessert!

This is such a simple way to kick up the flavor but not the calories. You can use this recipe with salmon or any fish that you like. It is a perfect summer meal and another way to serve the fresh corn while it is in season - and it is pretty much carb free.

Light & Healthy Salmon with Corn Relish

  • 1 filet of salmon per person
  • 1 cup snap peas (stems & strings removed)
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • one shallot, finely chopped 
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • handful of cilantro chopped
  • kernels from one corn on the cob
  • juice of one lime 
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • kosher salt to taste 
  • Fresh pepper
  • 1/2 cup fish broth  (I use a cube!)
  • 1 healthy dash or squirt of hot chili paste, to taste (optional)

Keeping this one as simple as possible - no marinating or anything elaborate is necessary because the fresh ingredients will hold their own.  And all you need is one skillet to prepare this!  

Start by slicing the corn from the cob, halving the tomatoes, dicing the garlic & shallots, and chopping the cilantro.  Add them to the pan with the wine and let them saute - keep and eye on the liquid so that it doesn't dry out.  As the wine cooks down, add the broth and simmer for 3-4 minutes.

Take your salmon and give it a rub with  kosher salt and pepper & a squirt of lime juice.  Then add to the pan and let it cook with the vegetables for 4-5 minutes

At the last minute, throw in the snap peas and let them steam in the broth for 2 minutes.  

Remove the salmon and place in a large shallow bowl.  Top with the corn and tomato relish and scatter the snow peas around.  Top with a sprig of fresh cilantro for effect.

Lastly, taste the broth, add a squirt of fresh lime juice, and adjust the seasonings - add the hot chili paste, if you like the heat.  Drizzle it all over salmon and serve!
That's it, and it only took me ten minutes to make. So no more excuses that something light and healthy can't be tasty as well.....

"Rich, fatty foods are like destiny: they too, shape our ends."

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