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What’s for Dinner: Organic Asian Salmon

What’s for Dinner: Organic Asian Salmon

Organic wild salmon is considered the healthiest type of salmon (although not to be confused with farm raised salmon). It has been found there has been instances of farm-raised salmon being injected with antibiotics and color-enhancing chemicals. Salmon is very low in saturated fat and calories but high in protein, which is one of the reasons it is considered a super food.  Salmon has been known to help prevent high cholesterol, high blood pressure and helps promote eye health.

It’s recommended to add two to three servings of salmon to your regular diet. With such healthy benefits, what do you have to lose? We’ve found a recipe for Organic Asian Salmon from My Organic Recipes. Check out their site for awesome and organic recipes. This recipe is tried and true and we tweaked it a little bit and added a couple of ingredients to make it really pop!

Organic Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds fresh wild salmon
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger root
  • ½ teaspoon jalapeno,chopped
  • Sesame oil
  • White and black sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Cut the salmon in 4 equal pieces and place them on a cookie sheet. If you want to keep the salmon from sticking place on the cookie sheet use aluminum foil, parchment paper or use non-stick spray.
  3. Whisk together the Dijon mustard , olive oil, garlic, soy sauce, ginger, and jalapenos in a small bowl. Toss the salmon in the sesame seeds.
  4. Drizzle half of the marinade onto the organic salmon and allow to sit for 15 minutes.
  5. Broil the salmon for 5-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish.
  6. Transfer the fish to a flat plate and spoon the reserved marinade on top,  if you wish.

Recipe serves 4.

This organic salmon recipe is quick, easy and customizable to your preferences. If you are in the mood for a lighter meal option add the salmon to a bed of greens and use the marinade as a dressing. To add a little more flavor to the salmon add a little bit of sesame oil to marinade mixture to keep the salmon fresh.

What’s your favorite way to prepare salmon?

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