Salivate over Salmon

Nutritionally dense and in the superfood category, salmon has been an important part of our diet since prehistoric times. Not only is it eaten cooked, but these days we see it being eaten raw, smoked and salted. 

Of all the different varieties of fish available, salmon has received the most praise for its nutritional value. Born in fresh water, salmon spend a large part of their lives navigating the open seas only to return to their birthplace to spawn. 

FIsh and shellfish are nutrient dense - an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals (potassium, selenium and B12 to name a few), but also high in Omega 3 fatty acids.

This simple recipe is a delicious way to enjoy this beautiful fish.

Roasted Salmon Glazed with Brown Sugar and Mustard

  •  Salmon fillets, preferably wild or farmed organically
  •  Dijon mustard
  •  Brown sugar
  •  Salt and black pepper
  • Heat your oven to 180 degrees celcius.
  1. Make a mixture of Dijon mustard and brown sugar to the degree of spicy-sweetness that pleases you. Salt and pepper the salmon fillets.
  2. Place the salmon fillets skin-side down on a lightly oiled, foil-lined baking sheet. Slather the tops of the fillets with the mustard and brown sugar glaze and slide them into the top half of your oven. They ought to be done in 12 minutes or so, and they pair beautifully with greens.

 

 

Recipe and photo courtesy of Sam Sifton, New York Times