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In the Kitchen with Fareway: Salmon for Lent

MOLINE, Illinois-- It's the period of Lent, and Caitlyn Ferin from Fareway Food Stores is showing three fish recipes to enjoy over the next three weeks. Her first dish is salmon.

 

Health Benefits

* Omega 3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA)

o Essential nutrients that we have to obtain from food

o Reduce inflammation

o Improve heart health

o Aid in brain development

o Promote memory and brain health

* Protein

* B vitamins

* Potassium – heart health

* Selenium – bone and thyroid health, immunity

 

Helpful Hints

* Choose 4 ounce filets for easy portion control

* Keep the skin on during cooking (even if you don’t plan to eat it)

o Keeps salmon moist

o Prevents filet from falling apart

* Squeeze with lemon (or other citrus juice) after cooking for the most flavor

 

Easy Prep

* Brush filet with oil

* Seasoning suggestions

o Lite Asian Sesame dressing or marinade

o Honey Mustard sauce

o Garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon juice

* Bake

o 350°F for 20 minutes

OR

o 450°F for 10 minutes for a crispier skin

To see more fish facts, click here. 

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