Sometimes it’s hard to make good meals with the limited time we have as students. I went to the Eating Well website to find something healthy and quick. I found a recipe for these delicious Salmon Pinwheels. They look great and taste just as amazing. Another great thing is they have such a quick prep time, and that really is key for me.
- 1/2 cup coarse dry breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
- 1 tablespoon chopped shallot
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon chopped rinsed capers
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, or 1/2 teaspoon dried
- 1 1/4 pounds center-cut salmon fillet, skinned and cut lengthwise into 4 strips
- 4 teaspoons low-fat mayonnaise
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Mix breadcrumbs, oil, mustard, shallot, lemon juice, capers and thyme in a small bowl until combined.
- Working with one at a time, spread 1 teaspoon mayonnaise on a salmon strip. Spread about 3 tablespoons of the breadcrumb mixture over the mayonnaise. Starting at one end, roll the salmon up tightly, tucking in any loose filling as you go. Insert a toothpick though the end to keep the pinwheel from unrolling. Place in the prepared dish. Repeat with the remaining salmon strips.
- Bake the pinwheels until just cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the toothpicks before serving.
The great thing about this recipe is that fish like salmon are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important in heart health. In fact, the American Heart Association recommends eating fatty fish at least two times a week. For those who don’t like fish there are fish oil capsules that offer many of the same nutrients. So for those of you looking to cook just look up something that interests you, or something you’ve been wanting to include in your diet and go from there. There are tons of websites with lots of great and simple recipes.