All the best days start with a Green Smoothie
And end with Salmon. (Not together!! Eaten separately )
Green in the morning makes me feel awake and energetic and the Salmon does the same thing in a nice omega-3 kinda way.
My favorite way to cook salmon is to honey-glaze it and also to top it with cinnamon.
This is one of those “non-recipe” recipes that I love because it’s so simple and takes so few ingredients that I feel silly even posting them here. But honestly, when it works, it works! This is an easy, delicious way to cook salmon, especially on a busy work night.
For the salmon:
I alway buy wild, Alaskan salmon. It’s slightly more expensive, but it’s the best for you and I feel like it’s more than worth the extra few bucks.
– I rinse the salmon in water and put it on a broiler pan (skin side down).
– Squeeze fresh lemon on top.
– Then, just drizzle a thin layer of honey on top of the salmon. Spread it evenly (you should probably use a knife, but I usually just use my finger….I hope that’s not gross!)
–Sprinkle a very little bit of sea salt on top.
Then, just stick it into a 350 degree oven and bake! I usually bake mine for about 20 minutes, but cooking time varies depending on the thickness of your piece of salmon.
When it’s time to eat, I like to drizzle some more honey on top (sweet tooth!) too, but that’s optional.
And that’s it. Told you this was ridiculously easy!
My other favorite way (which I normally do with the other piece of salmon) is to squeeze lemon on top and then sprinkle generously with cinnamon. After the salmon is cooked, I add some sea salt.
Love salmon and this simple go-to is my fave. I cooked some this morning because I knew I wouldn’t be home until 8 tonight and am already excited for dinner!
Okay, next salmon-related topic……
What’s the deal with salmon skin? Do you eat it?
I’ll admit- I usually eat it or I give it to Charlie (dog). I know a lot of you are probably grossed out by that– seems like a lot of people throw it out? But regardless, I’m just curious what the deal is with it anyways and what you’re “supposed” to do.
Here’s what I found out based on a slew of sites (thank you google)–
– The skin includes healthy omega-3s (esp in that dark fleshy part between the skin and the pink part) and all the nutrients that make salmon good for you.
– However, some of the mercury and pollutants from the water are found in the skin (the skin protects the fish from getting the pollutants….) so by eating the skin, you’re getting more harmful chemicals.
Verdict? If you eat salmon all the time (aka, twice a week), it’s best to not eat the skin all the time so you don’t ingest as many pollutants. But if you are only eating salmon occasionally, go ahead and eat the skin. And dogs enjoy it as well (plus, it keeps their coat shiny), so feel free to share the goods.
Ok, so you tell ME
- Do you eat the skin?
- How do you normally cook salmon?
- How often do you eat fish?