Salmon with chard and cranberry-orange relish

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Salmon with chard and cranberry-orange relish

Our Dietitian's Favorite

Salmon with chard and cranberry-orange relish

Gluten-Free Friendly, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Paleo, Lean & Clean, <600 Calories, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 500 Calories/Serving

30–40 Minutes

The cranberry-orange mashup in this fall-favorite paleo salmon dish is an entertainer’s dream and super-easy to prep … just don’t forget the zest!

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
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  • ½ cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 orange
  • Fish options:
  • 2 wild Alaskan skin-on salmon fillets (about 5 ounces each)
  • 2 wild Alaskan skinless halibut fillets (about 5 ounces each)
  • 1 or 2 shallots
  • 1 bunch chard (about ½ pound)
  • 3 or 4 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 or 3 sprigs fresh dill
  • ¼ cup roasted cashews

Nutrition per serving

Calories 500, Total Fat 30g (38% DV), Sat. Fat 5g (25% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 55mg (18% DV), Sodium 380mg (17% DV), Total Carb. 22g (8% DV), Fiber 5g (18% DV), Total Sugars 11g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 39g
Contains: Fish, Tree Nuts

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Cook the cranberries

Fill a small sauce pot with ½ inch water and bring to a boil. Add the cranberries and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to pop, 3 to 5 minutes, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons more water if needed to prevent scorching. Drain and let cool.
While the cranberries cook, prepare the orange.


Prep the orange; finish the cranberry-orange relish

  • Zest the orange.
  • Using your hands or a sharp knife, peel the orange; working over a medium bowl, cut between the membranes to release the segments into the bowl. Alternatively, cut the fruit in half lengthwise and then coarsely chop. Discard any seeds. Pour off all but about 1 tablespoon orange juice.
To the bowl with the orange segments, add the cranberries and orange zest and stir to combine. Let stand, stirring occasionally, while you prepare the rest of the meal.


Prep and cook the fish

Prep and cook instructions are almost identical for both fish options.
  • Pat the fish dry with a paper towel; season generously with salt and pepper.
In a medium frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon oil until hot but not smoking. Add the fish (skin side down for the salmon) and cook until lightly browned (and the salmon skin is crisp), 4 to 5 minutes. Turn and cook until the flesh is opaque and flaky, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Wipe out the pan.
While the fish cooks, prepare the chard ingredients.


Prep and cook the chard

  • Peel and finely chop enough shallots to measure ¼ cup.
  • Strip the chard leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves and stems, keeping them separate.
In the same pan used for the fish, add 1 to 2 teaspoons oil. Warm over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the shallots and chard stems, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring often, until they begin to soften and brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the chard leaves and cook until just wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
While the chard cooks, finish the relish.


Finish the relish

  • Strip the parsley leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves.
  • Coarsely chop the dill.
To the bowl with the cranberry-orange mixture, stir in the parsley, dill, and cashews. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Transfer the fish and chard to individual plates. Spoon the cranberry-orange relish on top and serve.