Food of the Week

Salmon

 

  • Fish, like Salmon, is rich in omega-3 fat, which has been associated with decreasing the risk for cardiovascular problems; heart attack, stroke, heart arrhythmia, high blood pressure, and high triglycerides in the blood
  • DHA, abundant in Salmon, is considered to be the most important fat found in the human brain with links to improved cognition and decreased brain related problems
  • A cooked portion of Salmon provides more than 50% of the recommended daily value of B vitamins such as B2 and B3. These vitamins have important roles in energy metabolism as well as optimal nervous system function
  • A half ounce serving of Salmon contains more than half of the recommended daily value of protein but has less fat than poultry or beef

Fun Fact: Look at the scales of a Salmon to determine its age and how many times it has migrated
Fun Fact #2: Mature female Salmon carry 22% of their body weight in eggs!

 

Grilled Salmon

Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds’ salmon fillets
lemon pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste
salt to taste
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Directions
Season salmon fillets with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and vegetable oil until sugar is dissolved. Place fish in a large re-sealable plastic bag with the soy sauce mixture, seal, and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Preheat grill for medium heat.
Lightly oil grill grate. Place salmon on the preheated grill, and discard marinade. Cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork

Nutrition
Amount per serving (6 total)

Calories:318 kcal
Fat: 20.1 g
Carbs: 13.2g
Protein: 20.5 g
Cholesterol: 56 mg
Sodium: 1092 mg


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