Sustainable Seafood Recipe!

Oct 14 2011

Salmon is not only delicious but also has many health benefits as it is high in omega fatty acids. Not all salmon, however, is considered equal. Farmed salmon is considered an unsustainable choice and it has been found to contain high levels of mercury.  Luckily for salmon lovers, wild caught salmon is listed on the Sea•thos Sustainable Seafood Guide as an approved choice! Below is a wild salmon salad recipe!

Wild Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Ingredients:

Salmon:                                                                                                                            

-6 wild salmon fillets about 1 ½ inches thick

-3 tablespoons olive oil

-¼ teaspoon of onion powder

-zest from 1 lemon

-¼ cup plain bread crumbs

-salt and black pepper

Cucumber Salad:

-1 cucumber, seeded and chopped into small chunks

-3 green onions, all white and some of the green sliced fine

-1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped (you can use dried)

-2 tablespoons sour cream or plain yogurt

-1 garlic clove, chopped fine

-1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

-½ teaspoon sugar

-salt and black pepper to taste

Directions for preparing the salmon:

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

• In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the rub

• Chill in fridge

• Oil the cookie sheet to avoid the Salmon from sticking to it

• Place the fillets evenly on the cookie sheet

• Sprinkle the spice rub on top of the fillets

• Place on the middle rack in the oven and let bake for 10 to 12 minutes

• Once cooked, let it cool before adding it to the salad

Enjoy your delicious and sustainable salmon salad!

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