Salmon has become one of the most popular choices of fish for people all around the world thanks to its delicious meat and plenty of health benefits. Salmon is known for its pink meat and, since it’s extremely rich in vitamins, nutrients, and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, it represents a healthy alternative to meat.
And if you’re looking to improve your health style, lose weight, and reduce the risk of developing heart diseases, here are some delicious and easy to make salmon recipes you should try right away.
The easiest way to integrate salmon into your daily eating routine with minimum cooking is to just integrate it into a salad. You can choose either steamed, grilled or smoked salmon and create the salad using your favorite ingredients.
I like to add a mix of green lettuce, shallots or spring onions, sunflower seeds, avocado slices, and tomatoes, but you can also add corn, bell peppers, beans, nuts or any other ingredient you consider delicious. Just combine it with a simple vinaigrette made of lemon juice or balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt or soy sauce.
Avoid using dressings based on yogurt or milk as avocado, salmon, olive oil, seeds, and nuts are already extremely rich in calories.
Fish and chips
If fish and chips is your guilty pleasure, you can use salmon too instead of regular fish fingers or any other type of fish. This is a delicious recipe that’s easy to cook and will certainly satisfy the cravings for unhealthy foods you get once in a while.
All you’ll have to do is use big chunks of salmon steak cut in long and thick strings and put them in deep fry oil with corn flour. Fry for a couple of seconds or minutes and put the salmon strips on a separate plate. Use a paper napkin to absorb all extra oil.
Cook your favorite type of potatoes – French fries, ranch fries, sweet potatoes or wedges and combine them with a pinch of fresh parsley and parmesan. You can complete your meal with tzatziki sauce or a dressing made of sour cream, lemon juice, minced garlic, and fennel.
This recipe is extremely healthy and delicious and can be cooked in under half an hour. You’ll need a pound of trimmed asparagus, olive oil, salt, freshly ground black pepper, 4 large salmon fillets, about 8-9 tablespoons of Dijon mustard, Japanese breadcrumbs, smoked paprika, and chopped fresh tarragon.
After you preheat the oven, use a baking sheet to place the asparagus along with a few teaspoons of olive oil, salt, pepper, and other spices. Bake the asparagus for about 5 minutes.
Spread the Dijon mustard all over the salmon fillets and add extra grounded salt and pepper. Toss the Japanese breadcrumbs with the rest of the olive oil in a small bowl and evenly add the mixture to the salmon.
Take off the asparagus from the oven and use the same baking sheet or another one where you put the salmon. Let it cook for about 15 minutes for medium-rare or 20-25 minutes for well done.