Salmon is one of the richest fish in omega-3 fatty acids. It also contains little Omega-6 fatty acids. The omega-3 fatty acids we find in salmon are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosapentaenoic acid (DHA). It is characteristic of these fatty acids that our body cannot produce them independently, so we have to get them ourselves through food. Many people today suffer from a deficiency of these acids because the food we consume en masse is of inferior quality.
Salmon also contains many proteins, amino acids, and valuable vitamins, such as A, B, D. It is low in saturated fat and calories, making it suitable for people with high cholesterol and heart problems. Vitamin D and calcium in their composition take care of the strength of our bones and teeth. Salmon is also rich in the minerals selenium, zinc, phosphorus, and iron. Salmon also has a detoxifying effect, freeing us from the accumulated harmful substances. This quality is due to the omega-3 fatty acids in its composition.
Both the consumption of each fish and the intake of salmon improve memory and stimulate brain activity. Fish is generally known as one of the most powerful brain foods. It is suitable for our vision and metabolism; it helps us lose weight. It beautifies the skin and makes it very shiny and elastic. Salmon oil can reduce the inflammation and pain associated with osteoporosis and arthritis.
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Baked salmon in spices – fast, easy, and delicious
Cooking time: 15 min., Servings: 2, Easy to cook
Rubbing with Sichuan pepper and garlic adds a new flavor to the baked salmon. Use Wild Alaskan Salmon for best taste.
- Sichuan peppercorns – 1 teaspoon
- garlic, coarsely chopped – 2 cloves
- grated lime zest – ¼ teaspoon
- coarse salt – ¼ teaspoon
- salmon fillet – 2 pieces
- olive oil – 1 teaspoon
- soy sauce – 1 tablespoon
- greens – optional
How to cook Spiced Baked Salmon?
It turns out delicious! I found it a bit odd to add lime zest, but citrus worked great for this recipe. The dish has the perfect amount of spiciness and salt. I sometimes add a little dill, it improves the taste, in my opinion, but I don’t think it is necessary.
Step by step recipe:
1st – Preheat the oven to 200 ° C and place the wire shelf at a distance of about 15 cm from the heat source. Line a skillet or tin with aluminum foil.
2nd – Using a mortar and pestle (or a spice grinder), grind the peppercorns, coarsely chopped garlic, lime zest, and salt. Press until the peppercorns are finely chopped.
3rd – Using a mortar and pestle (or a spice grinder), grind the peppercorns, coarsely chopped garlic, lime zest, and salt. Press until the peppercorns are finely chopped.
4th – Rub the salmon fillets with olive oil and place in a prepared pan (mold), skin side down. Apply the spice mixture to the salmon fillet.
5th – Bake until salmon flakes when pressed with a fork, 8-10 minutes. Pour over the soy sauce and serve immediately. Bon Appetit!
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