Tuesday, August 7, 2012

California King Salmon is Back


I personally LOVE salmon.  Not everyone in the family does so we have it on rare occasions.  Last weekend was perfect BBQ weather so my hubby pulled out the grill and I of course suggested salmon.

We put some Magic Salmon Seasoning, butter, and lemon then wrapped in tinfoil and placed it on the grill.  Let me tell you my mouth is watering writing this post!  My hubby cooked it to perfection.  We had grilled corn on the cob, a green salad and some garlic bread.  Best dinner ever!  I feel healthier when I eat salmon not sure why but I do!

So why not next weekend have some BBQ Salmon !  I can't wait until we have it again!  Just in case you want to know how healthy salmon is California King Salmon Website provided with us all kinds of awesome info- see below

California Wild-Caught King Salmon Nutrition Info

Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Salmon contains a high level of omega-3 fatty acids, which has been shown to have several benefits pertaining to good health. Mostly touted for its anti-inflammatory properties, omega-3s also help regulate body weight by making your body produce leptin, a hormone that helps regulate metabolism, aids in preventing cancer cell growth, and helps keep your arteries from thickening.

Low In Trans-Fat
Salmon is low in trans-fatty acids and actually has attributes to improve good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol), which are key in good heart health. Trans-fatty acids have long been known to be harmful to the body.  They can increase bad cholesterol levels (LDL cholesterol) and lead to an increased risk of Type 2 Diabetes, strokes, and heart disease.

Vitamins
A 4 ounce serving of salmon provides all the vitamin D that you need for one day!  Also, it contains niacin, B12, B6, selenium, and magnesium.

Protein
Not only is salmon a great source of protein, it’s a great source of lean protein.  Just a 4 oz. piece of salmon has about 131 calories, 23 grams of protein, and only 4 grams of fat.  It’s also rich in amino acids, which is important in maintaining muscles, as well as regulating your metabolism.



Environmental Pros of Troll-Caught Fish

California King Salmon are harvested using "trolling" (fishing one at a time with barb-less hooks). One hook, one fish!  Trolling is more environmentally friendly because fish that are not desirable (too small or the wrong species) can be returned, unharmed. California King Salmon fishermen are environmentalists, they initiated a mandatory license fee where a portion of the license is used to restore rivers and streams to enhance spawning areas for future generations and supply of King Salmon


Recipe:
California King Salmon Salad
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time:  5 minutes per ½ inch of thickness of the salmon

This salad is a cinch to make. It's perfect for party or a last minute casual dinner.  Look for fresh California King Salmon at your favorite fish store.

Ingredients
Salmon:
1 pound California King Salmon filets
Olive Oil Spray
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
1 ½ tsp. fresh rosemary leaves minced


Salad:
1 5 or 6 ounce bag spring salad mix or your favorite mix
½ red bell pepper, thinly sliced, then cut in half
¼ cup of mushrooms, sliced
½ cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 bag croutons
Vinaigrette or your favorite salad dressing to taste

Directions:

Salmon:
1. Spray broiler pan or grill with the cooking spray.  Preheat oven broiler or grill.
2. Mix the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic and rosemary.  Brush mixture on both sides of the fish.
3. Place fish under the broiler or on the grill.  Broil about 4 inches from the heat for 5 minutes per half-inch of thickness, or until fish is flaky in the middle.
4. Cut salmon into 3 – 4 inch chunks.

Salad:
1. In a big bowl, add salad mix, red bell peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes.
2. Top with salmon chunks and croutons.  Toss with your favorite dressing, or serve dressing on the side and enjoy!


Serving Suggestion: This salad is just as good with cold salmon as it is with hot.  For a quick meal, use last night’s salmon from dinner for the salad or, if planning ahead for your meal, prepare the salmon and salad separately (don’t add the dressing or croutons yet) and store in the refrigerator until you are ready for your meal.  When you are ready to serve, simply put the salmon on the veggies and greens, then add the dressing and croutons!



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1 comments :

Skagway Fishing Charter on October 23, 2012 at 2:15 AM said...

Nice post. This recipe is good. Salmon is one of my favorite fish to cook. This sounds nice for dinner. Thanks for sharing.

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