Oven-Roasted Salmon with Orange-Avocado Sauce

Oven-Roasted Salmon with Orange-Avocado Sauce

Prep: 15 minutes
Roast: 13 minutes • Makes: 4 (1 salmon fillet, 3 3/4 cups rice, 1/4 cup sauce) servings

4 skinless salmon fillets (about 5 ounces each)
1-1/2 teaspoons Weis Quality Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon Weis Quality Iodized Salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon Weis Quality Black Pepper, divided
1 large avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon Weis Quality Garlic Powder
2 packages (8.8 ounces each) ready to serve brown rice
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 teaspoons black sesame seeds plus additional for garnish (optional)

1.Preheat oven to 375°; line rimmed baking pan with parchment paper. Place salmon on prepared pan and brush with oil; sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Roast salmon 13 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145°.

2.In medium bowl, with back of fork, mash avocado until almost smooth; stir in orange juice, cilantro, garlic powder, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Makes about 1 cup.

3.Prepare rice as label directs; stir in zest and sesame seeds. Makes about 3 cups.

4.Serve salmon over rice topped with Orange-Avocado Sauce sprinkled with sesame seeds, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
569 Calories, 24g Fat (3g Saturated), 90mg Cholesterol, 481mg Sodium,
50g Carbohydrates, 9g Fiber, 3g Sugars, 0g Added Sugars, 39g Protein