Citrus Salmon With Watercress Salad

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  • Serves 4
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 420 calories
    • Calories 25 calories from fat
    • Fat 18 g
    • Sat Fat 2 g
    • Cholesterol 95 mg
    • Sodium 230 mg
    • Protein 36 g
    • Carbohydrate 27 g
    • Sugar 7 g
    • Fiber 2 g


  1. Check 4 6-ounce salmon fillets, skin removed
  2. Check 2 bay leaves
  3. Check 1 medium pink grapefruit
  4. Check 1/4cup rice vinegar
  5. Check 1/4cup olive oil
  6. Check 1tablespoon sugar
  7. Check 1/2teaspoon kosher salt
  8. Check 1 cucumber, peeled, if desired, and thinly sliced
  9. Check 1 bunch watercress, trimmed
  10. Check 2cups cooked white rice


  1. Heat oven to 375° F. Place the salmon in a glass baking dish. Add the bay leaves and enough water to reach halfway up the sides of the fillets. Bake until the salmon is the same color throughout and flakes easily, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a plate; let cool.
  2. Meanwhile, working over a bowl, cut each grapefruit segment from its surrounding membranes. Squeeze the membranes to release any remaining juice. Add the vinegar, oil, sugar, and salt to the juice.
  3. Pour all but 1 tablespoon of the vinaigrette into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the salmon to the bag and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. To serve, add the grapefruit segments, cucumber, and watercress to the reserved vinaigrette in the bowl and toss. Drain the salmon. Divide the rice among individual plates and top with the watercress salad and salmon.