When I was growing up, we never ate fish. My dad "didn't like" fish. My mom thought she didn't know how to cook fish. Therefore we NEVER had anything from the sea. I have since learned:
- Fish are DELICIOUS!
- Fish are REALLY GOOD for you!
- Fish can be EASY to prepare!
Now my family aims to eat fish at least 2-3 times/week. The omega 3 fatty acid content is awesome. This is great for decreasing inflammation and improving brain health among other benefits! My daughter (1.5 years old) loves to eat fish, and I love to provide valuable nutrients for her quickly developing brain. Here is a quick article on the benefits of fatty fish such as salmon. Keep reading for the simple salmon recipe that Jared made for us earlier this week. The 2 pound piece of salmon that he baked was delicious the night he made it, and the leftovers reheated well for lunches later in the week. - Dr. Jamie
- 1 fillet of Salmon (approximately 2 pounds)
- 2 teaspoons of olive oil
- Zest of 1 lime, and juice of 1 lime
- 1 clove of minced garlic
- 2-3 teaspoons of freshly chopped cilantro
- Preheat oven to 380.
- Line a pan with foil. (This will reduce the headache of cleaning afterwards)
- Place all ingredients except salmon into food processor and combine.
- Place salmon filet onto the foil lined pan and pour the mixture over the salmon.
- Bake for about 20 minutes until the salmon is cooked through. (if you have a smaller piece, decrease cook time accordingly. Fish should easily flake apart with a fork when done!)
If you’d like to spice up the salmon, add a jalapeño to the food processor!
Dr. Jared Thomure