Salmon and sea food have certainly become a sensation. Easy salmon recipes are in big demand now, because of increased awareness of the importance of “good” healthy Omega3 fats – which are abundant in salmon. And these recipes are exceptional!
We’ve all heard about needing plenty of Omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in our diets. And we’re probably all heard, too, that one of the best sources is from salmon.
But not all salmon are alike...
Most Atlantic salmon are farmed and contain higher levels contaminants (dioxins, PCB’s) than Pacific wild salmon.
According to Science journal, these contaminants may be almost eight times higher than in wild salmon. Pacific salmon, specifically Alaskan sockeye, are fished from the wild and contain few contaminants. Nevertheless, the Journal of the American Medical Association Pacific still states that the benefits of eating even Atlantic salmon outweigh the disadvantages of not.
(Our easy salmon recipes mention wild Alaskan sockeye salmon). Both types are high in Omega 3’s (There are 3 types – ALA, DHA, and EPA). DHA and EPA are excellent for the structure and function of the brain, and both are found in wild salmon.
These easy salmon recipes can be used in small portions as a snack, or as part of a full meal. As we age we may develop elderly nutrition problems and don’t feel like eating a lot. This can pose a real problem, even malnutrition, which is one of the top reasons why elderly are admitted to the hospital. So no-fuss recipes such as these easy salmon recipes are a wonderful solution.
Many of our easy salmon recipes can either be used with fresh salmon (especially leftovers) or canned salmon.
2 pieces of toast,
Small can of Alaskan sockeye salmon with bones removed,
(You can mix it with a little mayo or favorite dressing),
Handful of spinach leaves,
Slice of cheese.
For this easy salmon recipe, make the toast, lightly butter if you’d like, and put on a plate. Add on pieces of flaked salmon as thick as you’d like. Top with a few spinach leaves and a slice of cheese.
Simply put it in the microwave and cook for about 1 minute (time will differ according to your microwave). You can also add other seasonings or condiments as you like. This is one of the easiest of our easy salmon recipes!
Grilled Salmon Sandwich
Small can of Alaskan sockeye salmon, bones removed,
2 pieces of whole-grain bread,
Leaf of romaine lettuce,
Ring of red bell pepper,
Slice of red onion (optional),
Slice of cheese.
This is one of our favorite easy salmon recipes. Butter one side of each piece of bread. You’ll be grilling these sandwiches as with a grilled cheese. You can fry or soften the onion and red pepper in olive oil first, if you’d like. On a hot griddle or pan, lay down one slice of buttered bread, butter side down.
Cover the bread with the romaine lettuce, pieces of salmon, onion slice, red pepper slice, and cheese. Cover with the second slice of bread, butter side up. Grill on both sides until brown. (Mayo can also be added, to taste).
Makes 3 roll-ups. They can be cut in half and eaten in halves according to your appetite!
A can of Alaskan sockeye salmon (small) with bones removed.
Flake salmon with a fork.
Diced onion (about 1/4 of a cup). Red are best.
Diced black olives (about 1/4 cup).
2 Tablespoons of chopped flat leafy parsley (Italian type).
1 teaspoon of grated lemon peel.
2 teaspoons of juice of lemon, or bottled kind.
A couple shakes of salt and pepper.
2 teaspoons of quality olive oil.
Several tortillas, 10" (whole grain is best).
About 1/4 cup of greens - i.e., baby spinach leaves or arugula .
3 slices of Roma tomato (Romas are not as runny).
Make a pile of the mixture the middle of a tortilla. Next add a slice of tomato, followed by a few pieces of your greens. In order to keep the filling from coming out, you need to wrap and roll the tortilla sides. First fold two of the tortilla sides over.
Now roll the tortilla snugly,
starting from a side that you didn't fold. This will make sure all of
the mixture is enveloped inside the tortilla. If you're not going to eat
them right away, store them in the fridge in a container or plastic
wrap. When ready to serve, you can cut them in half.
Baked Tamari Salmon
Do you know what Tamari is?
I’m sure you’re familiar with soy sauce. And tamari is a type of Japanese shoyu (soy sauce) that is fermented from miso, a product of soy beans, and is made without wheat or gluten. It is very dark in color and is richly flavorful -- a little tangy, a little smoky. I far prefer it to the standard Westernized soy sauces. You can use it for just about anything you’d use regular soy sauce for, with (I think) a more delicious outcome. Including this baked salmon.
2 lbs of salmon steak
2 - 3 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp honey
1 1/2 tsp ginger
1 crushed garlic clove
!/2 cup white cooking wine
Use a glass baking pan
Lightly oil the baking pan with olive oil. Place the salmon in the pan. Warm the honey, ginger, garlic, and about 1 Tbsp olive oil in a sauce pan until combined smoothly, especially the honey. Add in the wine. Pour the mixture over the salmon. It’s best to let it sit for about 30 minutes to absorb the flavors.
In the meantime, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. After marinating for awhile, bake for 30 minutes (you may need more time, depending on the thickness of the salmon), brushing the sauce over the salmon periodically. You can serve with rice and drizzle it with any extra sauce.
Easy Salmon Patty Recipe
This easy salmon recipe is perfect for snacking or a for a complete meal! The patties are healthily pan fried (in olive oil), and are crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. Flavor it up with mayo, or add a little lemon juice on top before serving. Really simple and fast and very versatile. There are many ways you can dress it up. It's great for picnics too! You can use either leftover fresh salmon, or canned. Get the full information here - Easy Salmon Patty Recipe
Serve any of these easy salmon recipes with fresh or steamed vegetables, to make a complete and healthy meal.
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