Salmon and Omega-3 fatty acids

Wow, I can’t believe how warm it has been the last couple of days.  We aren’t even into April and it’s in the 80’s here in Charleston, SC.  The azaleas are in full bloom and it has me wondering what they are going to do for the azalea festival this year that isn’t for another 3 or 4 weeks!  This kind of weather makes me want to eat pretty light.  I had my share of soups this winter season, but this weather has put me in the mood for lighter fare.  I decided salmon would be a great compliment to my purple potatoes and asparagus from my CSA order this week.

Salmon and any fish that contains omega-3 fatty acids are great for you.  For more about omega-3 fatty acids and cancer prevention go here.  That aside salmon tastes great and is very easy to prepare.  I prepared this salmon and sides in under 30 minutes and the salmon was frozen!   Aren’t the purple potatoes pretty!  These taste just like regular potatoes, but are loaded with antioxidants. Here is more on the purple potatoes and their possible anti-cancer value.

Salmon with Rosemary

Serves 2

Ingredients

8 ounces wild Alaskan salmon, fresh or frozen

1 sprigs rosemary,  coarsely chopped

½ tablespoon olive oil

salt and pepper

garnish with lemon

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Brush the pan lightly with olive oil and brush top of salmon with olive oil.  Lightly salt the salmon.  If you are using frozen salmon bake for 15 minutes.   Then place salmon under broiler and broil for 3-5 minutes until done.  Remove from oven and add pepper and chopped rosemary.  Garnish with lemon wedges for serving.  (If using fresh salmon place salmon on a baking sheet and broil 7-9 minutes.)

 

 

 

17. March 2012 by admin
Categories: Main Dishes | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. Looks delicious! Just want to say I appreciate what you’re doing here. I think food is a huge component of why there are more and more cases of cancer today than 50 years ago. Keep up the good work!

    One word of warning regarding broiling meat, there are some studies that prove that cooking meat at extremely high temperatures produce carcinogenic chemicals in the meat.

    Granted, it’s only been proven in animals with very high doses of these chemicals, but I just wanted to point it out since broiling is typically cooking something at a very high heat.

    Here is a link to information if you want to learn more:
    http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/cooked-meats

    Thanks again!

    • Cynthia, I was aware that broiling and grilling meat can produce carcinogenic chemicals, but it was my understanding that it was the “charred” areas that were of concern. I will research further. Thank you very much for your comment. I am glad to know that someone finds what I do here of value :-)

      I would like to take this opportunity to say that I do strive to do the best I can with the recipes ingredients and methods here, but I am not perfect. I want to make sure others know this for their own efforts as well. We can attempt to eat well and try to eliminate “bad” things from our diets, but sometimes you just have to do the best you can with the resources you have. Be proud of yourself for doing your best to be healthy.

  2. Please do not think it was my intention to insinuate that you are not doing your best to share good, healthy recipes. That was not my intention at all.

    There is just so much information out there regarding what is “good” and what is “bad” that I wanted to share something I just wasn’t sure if you’d read or not.

    The good news is that we’ve survived our battle with cancer. The bad news is that we now have to find a new balance in life. Part of that balance is being smart about our health while not making ourselves insane about every little thing we eat and/or are exposed to. So far, you are doing a great job of offering information and insight on healthy foods that can benefit anyone’s diet. Thank you for putting this together and I wish you the best in finding your balance :)

    • I very much appreciate your making a comment, and no offense was taken :-). It’s actually nice to know that someone is actually reading and interested in what I am doing here :-)
      I agree with you on finding balance and that is what I was trying to communicate with my response to your comment. I know it is very easy to “go off the deep end” and obsess about things. To be perfectly honest sometimes I think that attitude can be more detrimental — as far as stress is concerned — that whatever it is that we are obsessing about :-). Thanks again and best of luck to you!

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