10 Healthy Ways to Cook Salmon

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. Here we list Healthy Ways to Cook Salmon. Make sure to look for wild caught salmon rather than farm raised salmon. When preparing your salmon dish look for the additional ingredients that are natural and preservative free (See “The Nasty List” of preservatives to avoid).

Salmon is one of the most accessible fishes as well as one of the most delicious. There are many forms to purchase salmon and each form can be used to make rich, flavorful dish to delight your taste buds.

Cuts of Salmon:

  • Fillet is the most common cut of any fish. It is the cut of flesh that follows the line of the bones of the fish, but avoids any bones in the meat.
  • Steaks are portions cut cross-section through the fish. They have bones in them.
  • Suprêmes are cut from fillets. They are the fleshiest part of the animal and have no bones in them. They are the prime cut.

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Salmon Recipes:

1. Baked Salmon with Honey & Thyme
BakedSalmonHoneyThyme
So quick to set-up, it is perfect for a busy night and you have no time.
http://themissinglokness.com/2014/07/17/baked-salmon-with-honey-and-thyme/
2. Panko Crusted Salmon
PankoCrustedSalmon

It is so crunchy you’ll think it’s fried, but the best part is that it isn’t!
http://laughingspatula.com/panko-crusted-salmon/
3. Salmon Melt
SalmonMelt
Opt for the fresh dill and you’ll have a sandwich bursting with flavor.
http://ericasrecipes.com/2014/07/best-salmon-melt/
4. Salmon Sliders with Peanut Sauce & Asian Sesame Slaw
SalmonSliders
These sliders are dressed to impress. Use as an appetizer or serve a trio as an entrée.
http://www.cookingforkeeps.com/2014/06/18/salmon-sliders-epic-peanut-sauce-asian-sesame-slaw/
5. Wild Salmon, Orzo, & Arugula Pesto en Papillote
WildSalmonOrzoArugulaPestoPapillote
Perfect for date night. This salmon dish is the whole package.
http://www.raisinandfig.com/salmon-orzo-arugula-pesto-en-papillote/
6. Wild Sockeye Salmon Poached in Green Tea
WildSockeyeSalmonPoachedGreenTea
Make all or some elements of this decadent Eggs Benedict.
http://kitchenvignettes.blogspot.ca/2013/01/wild-sockeye-salmon-poached-in-green-tea.html
7. Thai Salmon Soup with Lemongrass and Galangal
ThaiSalmonSoupLemongrassGalangal
The perfect soup that fits into any setting.
http://dailycookingquest.com/by-category/soup/thai-salmon-soup-with-lemongrass-and-galangal
8. Poached Salmon
PoachedSalmon
Use whatever fresh veggies you have available to you. Experiment and find your favorites.
http://www.feedyoursoul2.com/2014/07/poached-salmon.html
9. Bulghur Salad with Sesame Salmon and Pickled Red Onion
BulghurSaladSesameSalmonPickledRedOnion
If you don’t have access to bulghur, quinoa makes a great substitute.
http://www.myfoodpassion.net/home/bulgursalat-med-sesam-laks-og-syltet-rdlk
10. Salmon Cakes
SalmonCakes
Forgo the mayonnaise for Greek yogurt to make this dish even healthier.
http://www.mycatholickitchen.com/2014/06/salmon-cakes-for-inafriday.html

There is a huge variety of recipes to try and don’t be afraid to experiment and use a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Also, these recipes aren’t exclusive to salmon. Take a look at “Feed Tuna to your Kids? Think Again!” for a list of seafood that can be used in place of salmon if you don’t have access to fresh salmon. Here you will find useful information about mercury content in fish and which species are the more culpable to mercury absorption.

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