Warm Moroccan Haddock and Carrot Salad
Peach-Balsamic Chicken Skillet
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
4 (6-oz.) Haddock fillets, each cut into 6 large chunks
1 ½ tsp. cumin seeds
2 tsp. canola or grapeseed oil
1 ¼ cups orange juice, divided
1 lb. baby carrots, halved lengthwise
2 tsp. honey
10 pitted kalamata olives, halved
⅓ cup golden raisins
2 tbsp. thinly sliced fresh mint leaves
1 tbsp. pine nuts, toasted
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Place a baking sheet in oven to preheat. Thread haddock chunks onto 4 (8-inch) wooden skewers,* leaving a small space between each fish piece. Sprinkle cumin seeds on all sides, then sprinkle with smoked paprika to taste. Set aside.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add haddock skewers; cook 1 to 2 minutes per side or just until golden. Transfer skewers to preheated baking sheet; bake 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Cover loosely with foil to keep warm.
- Meanwhile, return skillet to heat. Add 1 cup of the orange juice; cook and stir to loosen up browned bits. Add carrots; cook and stir until carrots are fork-tender and orange juice has reduced to a thick glaze. Add additional orange juice, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed. Remove skillet from heat, and stir in honey, olives and golden raisins. Transfer carrot mixture to a serving platter. Sprinkle with mint, pine nuts, lemon juice, and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Top with haddock skewers, and serve.
Per serving: 290 calories, 7g fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 85mg cholesterol, 540mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 22g total sugars, 3g added sugars, 28g protein
*Soak skewers 30 minutes before cooking to prevent burning.
Make it a meal: Serve with tabbouleh and a tomato salad.
Culinary: How to toast pine nuts
Place pine nuts in a dry skillet. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, 3 minutes or until golden in spots.
Haddock are a member of the cod family. Haddock have firm, white flesh that is somewhat finer than cod. A 3-oz. cooked serving of haddock provides 100 calories and 1g total fat.