Salmon is one of the best proteins you can put in your body. The protein in salmon is easy for people to digest, and it is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon is also packed with Vitamins A, B, and D, calcium, iron and phosphorus. These vitamins help to strengthen your muscles.
Salmon is also great for your heart because the omega-3 fatty acids can help to lower your cholesterol. Salmon also helps lower your blood pressure and can even prevent hardening of your arteries (which means the chances of you having a heart attack are reduced). Additionally, salmon can help to speed up your metabolism.
The benefits of salmon are almost endless! Here is one of our favorite recipes:
Servings: 4 • Size: 3 oz cooked salmon • Old Pts: 7 • Weight Watchers Points+: 7 pts
Calories: 266 • Fat: 9.3 g • Protein: 22.5 g • Carb: 19 g • Fiber: 0.1 g • Sugar: 13 g
Sodium: 502 mg
- 3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce (or tamari for gluten free)
- 3 tbsp mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
- 3 tbsp sake
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 lb fresh wild salmon fillet, cut in 4 pieces
- 2 tsp cooking oil
Combine the soy sauce, mirin, sake, and honey in a resealable bag. Add the salmon and mix to coat. Refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 8 hours.
Remove salmon, reserving the marinade. Heat a frying pan or sauté pan over medium-high heat. When hot, swirl in the oil. Sear salmon, 2 minutes per side. Turnheat to low and pour in the reserved marinade. Cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until cooked through.