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Salmon For Easter

Updated on February 11, 2013

Lighten Up Easter With A Salmon Dish Instead Of Ham Or Lamb

Find plenty of ideas to make your Easter meal festive and delicious with a salmon filet instead of ham or lamb! You'll get recipes and nutritional information for appetizers, soups, salads, a main dish, side dishes and dessert. Salmon makes a light change from the traditional Easter roast meals. Make use of the bounty spring provides for this meal: artichokes, greens, fava beans, asparagus, peas, mint and more.

A Light Easter Menu Featuring Salmon

And Seasonal Spring Side Dishes And Starters

You could sample this entire menu (1 artichoke with salsa, 1 cup soup, 1 serving of salad / dinner and both side dishes, 1 dessert) for 2,984 calories, 206 grams of fat and 174 grams of carbohydrates. The wedge salad has almost the same calories as the dessert, but has more fat and less carbs than the rhubarb compote. You could leave it out to bring your nutritional counts down to 2598 calories, 168 grams of fat and 169 grams of carbohydrates yet still have a filling meal and dessert. Cut out the artichoke appetizer and bring your totals down to 2260 calories, 138 grams of fat and 151 grams of carbohydrates

Starter

Steamed Artichokes With Salsa Verde (serves 4, serving size: 1 artichoke)

Ingredients:fennel seeds, parsley leaves, capers, shallots, garlic, tarragon, anchovy, crushed red pepper, olive oil, whipping cream, sherry wine vinegar, globe artichokes, lemon

Calories Per Serving: 338

Fat Grams Per Serving: 30

Carbs Per Serving: 18


Soup

Fresh Corn Soup With Roasted Corn Guacamole (serves 4)

Ingredients:fresh corn, olive oil, red onion, cilantro, lime, jalapeno, avocado, frozen corn, garlic, vegetable broth

Calories Per Serving: 318

Fat Grams Per Serving: 20

Carbs Per Serving: 34


Salad

Romaine Wedges With Tangy Bleu Cheese Vinaigrette (serves 4)

Ingredients:olive oil, balsalmic vinegar, anchovy paste, garlic, Maytag Bleu Cheese, romaine lettuce, red onion

Calories Per Serving: 386

Fat Grams Per Serving: 38

Carbs Per Serving: 5


Main

Salmon With Sweet Chile Glaze, Sugar Snap Peas and Pea Tendrils (serves 6)

Ingredients:vegetable oil spray, Asian sweet chile sauce, soy sauce, fresh ginger, salmon filets, olive oil, garlic, sugar snap peas, dry Sherry, pea tendrils, Asian sesame oil

Calories Per Serving: 907

Fat Grams Per Serving: 50

Carbs Per Serving: 28


Side

Crushed Peas With Feta & Scallions (serves 4)

Ingredients:frozen peas, olive oil, feta cheese, Greek-style yogurt, scallions, mint, lemon

Calories Per Serving: 272

Fat Grams Per Serving: 15

Carbs Per Serving: 18


Side

Marinated Baby Vegetables (serves 4)

Ingredients:baby vegetables (fingerling & purple potatoes, baby carrots, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, pearl onions, pattypan squash, bell pepper strips), olive oil, champagne vinegar, bay leaves, fennel seeds, oregano, crushed red pepper

Calories Per Serving: 375

Fat Grams Per Serving: 36

Carbs Per Serving: 12


Dessert

Warm Rhubarb Compote With Walnut Coconut Crunch (serves 4)

Ingredients:rhubarb, sugar, creme de cassis, walnuts, flaked coconut, Greek-style yogurt, wildflower honey

Calories Per Serving: 388

Fat Grams Per Serving: 17

Carbs Per Serving: 59


Wild Salmon

is both less fattening and better for the environment than farm-raised salmon.

More Ways To Cook With Salmon

Will your Easter table be featuring salmon filets this year rather than a traditional ham or lamb? How will you be preparing it? Maybe just your starters or appetizers will have a bit of smoked salmon? What about salmon pate as a dip? How will you be adding salmon to your Easter meal this year?

Will You Be Serving Salmon For Easter This Year?

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      Joyce T. Mann 6 years ago from Bucks County, Pennsylvania USA

      I SO love salmon. It's my favorite fish. I just may serve it this Easter. Yum!