Sensational Salmon

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Sensational Salmon, Beautiful, Delicious, and Healthy!

Why are Fish and Fish Oil essential ingredients for health?  They are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are the “good guys” that help to lower triglycerides in the blood and too many triglycerides can increase your risk for heart disease. Among the omega-3 fatty acids are DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). DHA and EPA are important for not only heart health, but for brain and eye health and reducing inflammation.  Our “Sensational Salmon” has natural Omega-3 fatty acids and the added benefit of Coconut oil; another excellent ingredient for your health. This recipe is great for a larger gathering and can easily be multiplied. Simply marinate (at least 4 hours) and grill!   For a lovely tropical meal, serve with Avocado slices (another good fat!), Grilled Pineapple, lightly tossed greens and lemon or lime wedges.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup liquified coconut oil
  • 3 TBS organic soy sauce
  • 2 TBS balsamic vinegar
  • 2 TBS dijon or coursely ground mustard
  • 1 TBS grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp raw coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha hot chile sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 lb fresh, wild caught Salmon (Skin and bones removed, cut into 4 fillets)

Preparation:

  1.  In a medium sized glass bowl, whisk together all ingredients (except salmon)
  2. Prepare salmon fillets and place in a glass dish
  3. Pour marinade over fish, turn to coat
  4. Cover dish and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours or up to overnight
  5. Preheat grill to medium, oil grill rack or fish basket
  6. Remove salmon from marinade and place directly on rack or into fish basket
  7. Salmon needs about 10 minutes per inch of thickness (at thickest part) on the grill
  8. Turn halfway through
  9. Salmon will just start to flake when it’s cooked through and should have a little char on the outside, take care not to overcook
  10. Plate with optional garnishes and serve while still warm

Serves 4-6

There’s Nothing Fishy About Fish Oil

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You have probably heard that you should eat fish at least twice a week but do you really know why?

Fish and fish oil are high in omega-3 fatty acids. When you ingest fat from foods, it breaks down into fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are the “good guys” that help to lower triglycerides in the blood and too many triglycerides can increase your risk for heart disease. Among the omega-3 fatty acids are DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). DHA and EPA are important for not only heart health, but for brain and eye health and reducing inflammation. They are also very important for infant health and development.

On the other hand, omega-6 fatty acids have been vilified but this is not necessarily the case. Omega-6s are necessary to the body but too much can cause inflammation. Americans, in general, are consuming way too much omega-6s because the main source is vegetable oils, like soybean oil. Most processed foods contain large amounts of omega-6s. The goal is to have a lower omega-6 to omega-3 ratio and this is achieved by consuming less processed and fried fast food and eating more fish or fish oil.

Unless you eat fish several times a week and don’t eat processed food, you could benefit from taking a fish oil supplement. Our fish oils are high in quality and assured to be without any heavy metals like mercury.

Please see our fish oil supplements for both adults and children below the related articles.

Sources:

  • American Heart Association on Fish and Omega 3 Fatty Acids
  • American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Effect of Fish Oil Supplementation
  • Public Library of Sciences, Low Blood Long Chain Omega 3 Fatty Acids
  • Direct MS Org, Omega 3 fatty acids, inflammation and autoimmune, Simopoulous, MD, FACN

*The statements in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.