Do you know why its so important to incorporate salmon into your family’s diet? It contains essential fatty acids which are essential to overall health and the prevention of various diseases. In addition to this, Omega-3′s in salmon:
- helps reduce cholesterol level by increasing the good cholesterol and reducing the bad cholesterol.
- help to repair heart damage and strengthen heart muscles.
- help to prevent or reduce the risk of heart disease.
The amino acids in salmon in combination with Vitamin’s A and D:
- help with brain and nerve functions.
- help to prevent the deterioration of the brain and nerves caused by aging.
- help to lower the risk of blood clots which cause strokes.
Salmon also helps speed up the metabolism. (Who doesn’t want this??) In addition to helping provide your skin and hair with added nutrients. One 4-0z serving of salmon contains 30 grams of protein and a full days worth of Vitamin D. (Are you in love with this fish yet, or what??)
I’m so happy that I have acquired a taste for this healthy fish. (If only I could get my son on board.) I’ve also found that its quite easy to prepare and it cooks well with different types of marinades. If you remember a while back, I posted a 30 minute meal featuring Honey Soy Salmon. It is so easy and delicious, I just don’t think its fair that its my husband’s favorite meal to eat. (wink wink)
So, in an effort to inform you of the wonders of this “super fish”, I just wanted to share with you, what exactly had me “winning” with my husband the other night. It was like taking candy from a baby…Wait, why do people say that? They must not know my babies.
Anywho, I won’t bore you with any more fish facts, but I will share my quick and easy salmon dinner secret with you.
First, find the type of salmon you like (Wild, Atlantic, Sockeye, etc), marinate it for at least 30 minutes or (like I prefer) overnight in your favorite marinade. There are sooo many varieties out there now, its mind-boggling. I like a Bourbon or a Teriyaki sauce with [a little] sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, minced garlic and lemon juice. Bake this for 20 minutes on 400 degrees F and broil for the last 10 minutes. While you’re preparing the salmon, you can prepare and be done with your Uncle Ben’s Fast Cook Recipe Rice. If this is not in my pantry, I must be losing brain cells….My family loves it!
All you need is your favorite green veggie or a salad and there you have it. The meal that makes my husband in love with me all over again.
The only other thing you need to do, is pair your “super fish” with an “awesome white”. Any varietal will do. This particular night, I had a California White Table Wine and it was a match made in heaven. The notes of the wine danced all over my taste buds and complimented our meal to perfection. By the way, I get two of these wonderful bottles of vino: one white and one red every month, courtesy of California Wine Club. Its like Christmas every month!
Bon Appetit…and as always, I’m Keeping it Smart & Sassy (KISS),