I’m not going to beat around the bush with this one: I love salmon, and you should, too. Salmon is full of Omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol, and lower blood pressure. In addition, salmon is a great source of vitamins and minerals like vitamin B-12, iron, and selenium. B-12 is an essential player in metabolism in the body, iron is a key component of blood, and selenium acts as an antioxidant. Simply put, salmon is a foodie powerhouse!
Salmon Nicoise salad at the Biltmore, Santa Barbara
To reap the benefits, it is best to get salmon twice a week. And of course, always try to purchase or select wild salmon when possible. Salmon is extremely versatile- some of my favorite ways to prepare salmon are:
1. Miso glazed salmon with bok choy and coconut forbidden black rice
2. salmon burgers with arugula and a greek yogurt based mustard aioli
So tell me, how do you like your salmon? Would you like me to do a recipe post for the salmon ideas above? I hope you get your salmon fix this week!
salmon on a bed of zucchini noodles at Pierre LaFond in Santa Barbara.