Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Glazed & Grilled Salmon

There's always salmon in my freezer.  I have a good friend whose husband can get it for me at a great price.  My family all love it, and it's an easy working day meal to prepare.

Nutritional Info?  Salmon is a superfood.  It's very high in protein and the good Omega-3 fats.  One 4 oz serving provides your daily requirement of Vitamin D, half of your B12, niacin and selenium and is an great source of B6 and magnesium.  And if you use canned salmon for fish cakes, like I do, you'll probably know that it's high in calcium.  

Omega-3 fats help prevent blood clots which cause many strokes.  But did you also know that it helps to reduce inflammation in our bodies which is the base of many health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, some types of cancers and arthritis. Omega-3’s also help prevent the blood clots which cause many strokes.  They are also now finding that it can help to slow cognitive problems such as Alzheimer's and age-related cognitive decline.  People who regularly eat foods containing  Omega-3 have less depression and suicide risk and less aggression. 

 We need to find a way to feed this to our at-risk teens!

Tonight I prepared a glazed salmon dish which I found at GreenLiteBites™.  And I got to try out my new frying pan:  look at those lovely grill marks on those fillets!  

Simple Glazed Salmon

  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp each onion powder, garlic powder & ground ginger
  • Pinch or two of salt
Mix all ingredients together and smear on salmon fillets.  Cook on a preheated, non-stick skillet with a bit of non-stick cooking spray.  Takes about 3 min a side and comes out with a fabulous sweet crust.

Calories: 90    Fat: 0g    Sat Fat: 0 g    Fiber: 1 g    Sugar: 18 g    Carbs: 22 g    WWPP = 2

My glaze was a little runny (I think I was a little heavy with the lemon juice).  And with my grill pan, I didn't get as much of a crust as I could have with a regular cast iron pan.  But the taste didn't let me down.  It was delicious!

Thank you Roni at GreenLiteBites for this great recipe; and for all the others I've found on your site

Happy cooking y'all -- and even happier, healthier eating!


Pamela Gordon said...

Salmon is a favorite with us too. We have it once a week. Your recipe sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing it. Pamela


I LOVE salmon. I just had Salmon last night. Have it at least once or twice a week. It is a staple in our house too. The recipe sounds DELICIOUS. Thanks.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Truth be told the only salmon I've ever had came out of a can, but it is supposed to be very good for you and your's looks wonderful! I like the new pan too! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday. We are to have another warm and sunny day here!

Nezzy said...

You are truly a gal after my own 'healthy' heart!

I too always keep supply of wild salmon in the freezer.

Your new pan did a fantastic job brandin' that wonderful dish.

Our fave way to eat it is blackened. I put the blacking seasoning on it and pop it in the George Foreman for 4 min. 30 seconds...comes out perfect every time.

I serve it with Cajun pasta with veggies mixed in and garlic bread (olive oil, garlic power and Italian seasoning...on the George again...love those line! Heeehehehe!

God bless and have a great day cookin' up somethin'!!! :o)

My Journey With Candida said...

I guess I need to eat more Salmon, although I have been taking Omega supplements.

elizabethm said...

Looks and sounds lovely. I love all fish. It seems surprising to me that salmon used to be a luxury when I was a child and is now cheaper than cod. The perils of overfishing I suppose!

momto8 said...

oh yum..perfect! everyone of my kids loves salmon...could be expensive though...so I make 3 sides with it!!

Heather said...

There's always salmon in my freezer too. It's my "go to" fish when we've had to much mammal for a while. Your glaze sounds lovely. I'll have to try it next week.