Happy New Year! If you are like many people, you probably resolved to lose weight and/or eat better in 2010. There is no better time to get started than right now. ... with salmon!
Salmon is one of those foods that everyone should be eating because it's so good for you. It's low in calories and high in nutrients like Omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin D, protein and so many more. It's no wonder why it's been named one of the World's Healthiest Foods.
That said, I think many people are a little nervous to cook fish at home. I certainly was until I realized just how easy it can be. Yes, I mean it. Cooking fish is easy - and that includes fresh salmon. In fact, my Easy Roasted Salmon can be made in less than 25 minutes and tastes fabulous on salad greens with a light vinaigrette, some shredded fresh carrots and crumbled feta or goat cheese. Wouldn't that make a great lunch?
When it comes to buying fresh fish, I prefer to purchase fish the day I plan to use it (or freeze it the day I buy it). So, always have the fishmonger slice the fish into portioned pieces (4 ounces is a good size, but if your family has a bigger appetite, you might want to go for 5 ounce pieces). You can also buy canned salmon, which is similar to tuna and can be used for recipes like salmon cakes.
What's your favorite way to eat salmon? Share in the comments!
Looking for more great salmon recipes to try? Here are a few more good ones: