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Chef Millie Peartree has been feeding the community in the Bronx, where she grew up, as a private chef, caterer and restaurant owner of Millie Peartree's Fish Fry & Soul Food for more than a decade. Her healthy-eating philosophy is all about making simple but flavorful protein-packed meals. Mango juice in the vinaigrette balances the spiced salmon and roasted vegetables on these grain bowls.

EatingWell Magazine, March 2021


Credit: Jacob Fox

Recipe Summary

40 mins
50 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place salmon on a cutting board, skin-side up, and cut into 6 portions. Using a sharp knife, make three ⅛-inch-deep cuts through the skin of each portion. Whisk 1 tablespoon oil, 2 tablespoons jerk seasoning, paprika and 1 teaspoon lime juice in a medium bowl. Rub the mixture on both sides of the salmon. Cover and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.

  • Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 425°F.

  • Toss Brussels sprouts, 1 tablespoon oil, ¼ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoon pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Toss squash, 1 tablespoon oil, ¼ teaspoon salt and the remaining 1 teaspoon jerk seasoning on another rimmed baking sheet. Roast the vegetables until lightly browned, stirring and rotating the pans between the racks halfway through, about 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add broth and bring to a boil. Add quinoa, cover and reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook until most of the liquid has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • When the vegetables are out of the oven, turn broiler to high and line a baking sheet with foil.

  • Place the salmon, skin-side up, on the prepared baking sheet. Broil until the skin is crispy and the flesh is opaque, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Whisk mango juice (or nectar), cilantro, the remaining 4 tablespoons oil, 3 teaspoons lime juice, ¼ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Serve the quinoa, vegetables and salmon topped with the dressing, dried cranberries and lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

4 oz. salmon, ¾ cup quinoa & ⅔ cup vegetables
598 calories; fat 29g; cholesterol 72mg; sodium 691mg; carbohydrates 58g; dietary fiber 9g; protein 33g; sugars 21g; saturated fat 4g.