Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The easiest salmon you'll ever make!

Just a quick post, since I just finished cooking this delicious salmon and wanted to share it with's a piece of beautiful, wild Coho salmon.
Wild salmon should be a big part of a Paleo diet, and as some of you know, I've been following Robb Wolf's 30 Day Total Transformation, which includes a Paleoithic diet, a diet rich in wild fish and grass fed meats, fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds and healthy fats.
Eating wild salmon vs farmed salmon will give you more of the Omega Fatty acids, the essential fatty acids that all bodies need. To name a few benefits, the Omega 3 Fatty Acids are supposedly linked to lowering heart disease and stroke,  and are said to have anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects on the body.
Lastly, the wild salmon is a superfood! It's a great source of protein, being made up of all essential amino acids (those amino acids that can not be made by the body and must be eaten), B vitamins, selenium, Vitamin E and Zinc. Here is the nutritional info for a 1/2lb piece, taken from the Fisherman's Direct website:
Nutritional Information: One ½ lb. fillet of Coho Salmon has 289 calories, 42.8 grams of protein, 11.7 grams of fat, 2.4 grams of saturated fat and 91 milligrams of sodium. 

Here, all I did was season the fillet with sea salt and pepper, lemon juice and fresh chopped dill. I then placed it in a moderately hot pan, with a small layer of coconut oil in it, flesh side down, and seared it off. I flipped it once to finish the cooking. The fillet is about 1.25lbs, and about 3/4inch thick. It was done cooking in about 8 minutes. It's moist, flaky and tender.
If you can find wild salmon, of any type, please try it. It's a "health" food and tastes delicious as well!

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