Thursday Treat

featured-thursday

We all know that eating fish in general is good for you. However, Salmon is just amazing. The taste and texture of salmon make it the third most consumed species of seafood in the U.S. Not only does it taste awesome, but Salmon is one of the healthiest things you can put in your body.

 

Glam Salm[on]?
A lot of my recent posts have pertained to hair styling, but how do we get our hair to be healthy? It all starts with a proper diet. We’ve heard all the gurus shouting from the rooftops about the brain and heart health benefits of Omega-3’s, but what are the benefits for our lovely locks?

“Essential omega-3 fatty acids are needed to support scalp health,” says Andrea Giancoli, MPH, RD, a dietitian in Los Angeles and a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. “A deficiency can result in a dry scalp and thus hair, giving it a dull look.”

Salmon has one of the highest amounts of naturally occurring omega-3 fatty acids.  As a bonus, Salmon provides generous amounts of B-12, iron and high quality protein. This complete protein is important as it serves as the building block to healthy and strong hair…and this protein is something you won’t be getting from taking a capsule.

So, not only does Salmon help give your hair a lustrous, shiny look, but it can also aid in strengthening and repairing hair from the scalp down. Below are some of my favorite Salmon recipe, try them today and eat to your hair!

Photos and recipes courtesy of food.com

Honey Ginger Grilled Salmon

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 green onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 lbs salmon fillets

Directions

  1. In a large self-closing plastic bag, combine first six ingredients; mix well.
  2. Place salmon in bag and seal tightly.
  3. Turn bag gently to distribute marinade.
  4. Refrigerate 15 minutes or up to 30 minutes for stronger flavor.
  5. Turn bag occasionally.
  6. Lightly grease grill rack.
  7. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  8. Remove salmon from marinade; reserve the marinade.
  9. Grill 12-15 minutes per inch of thickness or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  10. Brush with reserved marinade up until the last 5 minutes of cooking time.
  11. Discard leftover marinade.

 

 Lemon Garlic Baked Salmon

Ingredients

  • 6 -8 salmon steaks or 2 large salmon fillets
  • 3 lemons, juice of
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients except salmon.
  2. Place salmon in a lightly greased baking dish and pour mixture over salmon.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake at 350° for approximately 25 minutes or until fish is flaky and done.

 

 Sauteed Salmon

Ingredients

  • 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 3 teaspoons cream

Directions

  1. In 12 inch skillet, heat 3 Tbsp butter.
  2. Add filets, skin side down, and saute on low heat for about 10 min turning often.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Sprinkle with lemon juice and dill.
  5. Remove to serving plate.
  6. Add 2 Tbsp butter, and cream.
  7. Cook and stir 1 minute.
  8. Pour over salmon.
  9. Serve with lemon slices.

Photos and recipes courtesy of food.com

You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

This site is protected by Comment SPAM Wiper.

Weather forecast by WP Wunderground & Denver Snow Plowing