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.