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Cranberry Salmon

The slight tartness of the cranberries nicely complements the rich flavor of fatty fish such as salmon. Salmon is a particularly good source of omega-3 fat, a polyunsaturated fat with two major benefits: It doesn't raise blood cholesterol, and it seems to have health-promoting powers that lower the risk of heart disease and possibly cancer.

Ingredients:  
Nonstick vegetable oil spray    cup cranberry relish, chutney, or whole-berry sauce
1   Tbsp olive oil, divided    1 Tbsp finely minced scallions, trimmed
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard, divided   1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
4 5-oz boneless salmon fillets    Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with oil.  In a medium bowl, whisk 1 tablespoon oil and tablespoon mustard together.  Place salmon on foil-covered baking sheet, skin side down.  Brush salmon with oil-mustard blend. Roast until salmon is cooked through, about 15 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe bowl, whisk the cranberry relish, scallions, and vinegar with remaining mustard and olive oil.  Heat in a microwave oven on high for 30 seconds or until warm.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Stir again.

3. When fish is cooked through, remove from oven and transfer fish to plates.  Spoon sauce over fillets, and serve.

Serves 4Per serving: 380 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated), 20g carbs, 28g protein, <1g fiber, 140mg sodium.

From: American Institute for Cancer Research; www.aicr.org

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