Use these healthy and easy recipes to grill and bake delicious salmon dishes.
January 25, 2014
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How to cook salmon
Few foods pack a bigger nutritional punch than salmon. Not only is this fish rich in protein and vitamin D, but it’s also one of the top sources of omega-3 fatty acids. That’s great news because omega-3s have been shown to reduce inflammation, regulate blood pressure, and are crucial for brain and heart health. To get more of this hearty fish in your diet, we’ve rounded up a list of ways to prepare salmon that are just as healthy as they are delicious. From baked salmon to grilled salmon recipes, there’s something to satisfy every taste and preference.
2 of 24Leigh Beisch
Pappardelle With Asparagus and Salmon
Salmon adds healthy protein to this easy pasta dish. Reduced-fat sour cream provides a creamy base without any saturated fat.
A sandwich that makes you happy? Absolutely! Salmon is a great source of mood-boosting omega-3 DHA fatty acids, and spinach is packed with magnesium, which has a rela effect and helps lower blood pressure.
Ingredients: Fresh baby spinach, toasted walnuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese, lemons, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, Spanish smoked paprika, dark brown sugar, crushed red pepper, black pepper, salmon fillets, olive oil, whole-grain rolls, radicchio leaves
Though the glaze on the salmon contains maple syrup, the sweetness is mellowed by spicy garlic, cumin, and mustard. Combine that with tangy pickled cucumbers, and you have a flavor-packed meal for 250 calories.
Ingredients: Rice vinegar, sugar, English cucumber, red onion, fennel bulb, olive oil, salt, black pepper, olive oil cooking spray, salmon fillet, maple syrup, grainy mustard, garlic, cumin
The omega-3 fatty acids and low sodium in this dish make it a health no-brainer for a heart-healthy diet. The rich flavor of the bourbon brings out both the saltiness of the soy sauce and the sweetness of the brown sugar.
Ingredients: Brown sugar, bourbon, low-sodium soy sauce, ginger, limes, garlic, black pepper, salmon fillets, cooking spray, green onions, sesame seeds
Speed up your calorie burn with the nutritious, metabolism-boosting ingredients in this dish. Since the omega-3s in fatty fish like salmon help build muscle, that means more calorie-burning power for your body. Plus the veggies and noodles in this dish are full of fiber, which will help keep you fueled and satisfied.
Tangy horseradish and refreshing dill make this quick-and-easy dish a tasty hunger-buster that's perfect for a post-workout protein hit. If the weather's no good for grilling, cook the salmon steaks on a stovetop grill pan instead.
Ingredients: Salmon steaks, dill, horseradish, salt and pepper, white wine vinegar, olive oil