Cooking With Salmon

January 6, 2018

Trying to cook new things isn’t always the easiest thing to do, but with our delicious recipes you will be sure to LOVE cooking in new ways! Today everything is about SALMON. Did you know that it is an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals – potassium, selenium, vitamin b-12 and vitamin D – that helps your bones and teeth stay STRONG and HEALTHY? But we never knew what made salmon a MUST in your diet, until we realized that it’s the omega-3 fatty acids. These help with your brain, nerve, and eye development. Since the body doesn’t make these fatty-acids, the best way to get it, is to EAT it!

There are a few ways that help us ensure that salmon is FRESH and DELICIOUS! The process begins when you’re buying from the store.

#1. Buy whole salmon and choose the one that appears the most translucent, or in other words shiny, and have firm flesh without gaps between the muscle fibers. Whole salmon, steaks, and fillets stay fresh in the fridge for up to 2 days.

#2. If you want to freeze the salmon – ensure that the fish is still within the two-day time period for freshness before freezing it. Wrap the salmon tightly with freezer-grade plastic or use heavy-duty foil.

#3. If you choose to freeze it and then thaw it out, we recommend that you don't re-freeze the fish again.

Keep these 3 tips in mind when going to shop for salmon or any kind of fish!

Salmon is probably one of the most versatile fishes when cooking. You can bake, sauté, grill, poach, or broil it. Below we have 2 simple recipes that we are sure you are going to enjoy.

The salmon salad is a quick lunch idea – because the salmon can stay up to 2-days, you can cook the salmon for dinner and make extra for lunch!

Ingredients:

  • 5oz salmon (292 calories)
  • 0.5 romaine head (53 calories)
  • 2 tbsp. low calorie golden Italian dressing (67 calories)

Instructions:

  • 1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.

  • 2. Place aluminum foil on cooking sheet and spray cooking spray

  • 3. Place salmon on the cooking sheet – cook for approximately 15-20 minutes or until salmon flakes away

  • 4. Chop the lettuce and add the dressing to it. Place the salmon on top.



Ingredients:

  • 5oz salmon (292 calories)
  • 1 tbsp. chopped onion (7 calories)
  • 1 chopped tomato (22 calories)
  • 1 chopped garlic clove (4 calories)
  • 1 sliced lemon (24 calories)
  • 0.25 tsp. Salt (0 calories)
  • 1 tsp. ground pepper (6 calories)

Instructions:

  • 1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.

  • 2. Place aluminum foil on cooking sheet and spray cooking spray

  • 3. Place salmon on the cooking sheet

  • 4. Add the rest of the ingredients on the salmon


These were just 2 quick salmon recipes, we would love to hear how much you loved them! If you’re not craving this, you can always check out our Wiz’s Picks at anytime and choose your favourite! It’s that easy!

Love,