As many of you know, I am a big proponent of salmon. Salmon may well be one of the most healthful foods available on the planet. Natural, wild-caught salmon is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12, vitamin D, selenium, and phosphorus. In addition, it’s a terrific source for protein as well as omega-3 fatty acids.
And when talking about the omega-3s, salmon has and an astounding 1.5 g of DHA in just a 3.5 ounce serving. DHA is a critically important omega-3 fatty acid, especially for brain health.
Always choose wild salmon as opposed to farm-raised. Consuming farm-raised salmon means that you’re consuming an inferior product, not just from a nutritional perspective, but from the potential risk for contamination from a variety of toxins as well.
If I’ve got you thinking about dinner tonight or this weekend, here’s a simple salmon recipe that doesn’t take much time to prepare.
My tip if you cook this: Garnish with the cracked pepper. It offers just a hint of heat to balance the fatty fish and the buttery sauce.
When I speak about the benefits of consuming salmon, I receive many questions from people who do not have access to high-quality, wild-caught salmon at their local food market. No doubt, it can be difficult to find in certain areas, particularly if you don’t live near a coast.
To provide a convenient option for those people, I partnered up with ButcherBox, which is my preferred source for healthful, high-quality meat. They are offering our community 2 Lbs of free wild-caught salmon from the pristine waters of Bristol Bay, Alaska, until January 31st! You can claim your free salmon HERE.
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