Healthy Ways To Prepare Alaskan Salmon

By Adrianna • Animals, Food, General, Health • 20 May 2017

Preparing Alaskan salmon can be intimidating if you’ve never branched out into the seafood realm. And for those seasoned chefs, there may be preparation methods you never knew of. Wild Alaskan salmon is one of the best ways to get in those Omega-3’s everyone needs. Adding salmon to your diet is a breeze once you try these recipes.

Get some more healthy fats in your diet by frying your salmon in coconut oil. Season the fish with minced garlic, a drizzle of raw honey, and a sprinkle of sea salt. Salmon fillets with the skin still attached are wonderful for frying. Fry the fillet three to five minutes on each side. The result is crispy, blackened skin underneath the flaky pink meat. Top with scallions and enjoy!

Alaskan salmon is delicious when baked in parchment paper, “en papillote,” as the French would say. Fold the parchment paper envelope-style, and lightly oil the inside of the “envelope.” Place the salmon inside, along with your favorite sliced veggies and spices. A squeeze of lemon juice would make a nice addition. Fold the paper to close the “envelope,” and wrap it in aluminum foil. Bake for 6 to 10 minutes in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Instead of wrapping the salmon in the paper, try baking the fish on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet for 15 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Ideally, the salmon should flake easily once it is done and ready to eat.

There are endless options when it comes to seasoning your Alaskan salmon. Give it a Mediterranean flare by adding Kalamata olives and capers. A Hawaiian style will give your salmon a tangy flavor with pineapple, scallions, and bacon. Top your salmon with crushed garlic, chopped parsley, and lemon juice for a quick and simple dinner. Freshly grated ginger and garlic is another great combination that adds a punch of flavor.

Alaskan salmon doesn’t have to be eaten by itself. Add it to your favorite recipes. Season your salmon with cilantro and lime to make some fish tacos. Make some quinoa-salmon patties for healthy sandwiches. Salmon is so tasty and full of brain-boosting nutrients. So, try some new ways of preparing it and fill up on those Omega-3’s!

About the author: Ali is a guest contributor from Silverbow Inn, a boutique hotel in Juneau, Alaska located near some of the best salmon fishing spots.

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