Balsamic-Glazed Salmon and Garlic Snap Peas

By request, here are a couple of my favorite NO-CARB recipes. 🙂

The first one is a more recent find, a South Beach Diet recipe. The latter is a favorite, and since I bought a giant bag of sugar snap peas at Costco last weekend, it’s also one I’ve made twice this week and will probably make again before the weekend is out. It’s actually the P.F. Chang’s recipe. Yum! No photos today but if I make the snap peas again, I’ll take a pic for you all.

Balsamic-Glazed Salmon

4 6-ounce salmon fillets
1 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Heat oven to 450.

Season salmon with salt and pepper; place in ovenproof baking dish and bake until opaque throughout, 10 to 12 minutes.

While fish is cooking, place vinegar in small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until reduced to 1/3 cup, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, whisk in oil and lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper. Place salmon on serving plates and drizzle with glaze.

*You can also try this glaze on chicken, pork, or grilled steaks.

P.F. Chang’s Garlic Snap Peas

2 cups fresh sugar snap peas
2 teaspoons vegetable oil (I’ve also used my trusty olive oil)
1/8 teaspoon salt
Dash ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced (if you are a garlic lover like me, I will sometimes add more)

1. Prepare snap peas by cutting off tips on each end of pod (or buy the pretrimmed to save time).

2. Preheat oil in wok or medium skillet over medium-high heat.

3. Saute snap peas in oil with salt and pepper for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, tossing often, until peas are cooked, but still crispy.

4. Add garlic and saute one more minute. Serve!

Recipe from Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2: More Amazing Clones of Famous Dishes from America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains by Todd Wilbur.

~ by spontaneoustruth on May 2, 2009.

2 Responses to “Balsamic-Glazed Salmon and Garlic Snap Peas”

  1. how did you know that THIS is my perfect low carb meal? huh? this is why i love you! you’re the best!!!

  2. I’m going to make this tonight.. sounds so yummy!

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