Benefits of eating Salmon
Salmon is high in essential omega-3, protein, and low in saturated fats (bad fats). It helps to support healthy vision. Salmon helps to improve skin. It encourages skin-benefitting collagen production. It helps to stabilize blood pressure. potassium citrate, like potassium chloride (a supplement often recommended for high blood pressure), works just as well to prevent high blood pressure. potassium citrate is found naturally in foods like salmon. Salmon and salmon oil improves memory. Salmon is also a great source of protein, selenium, niacin, vitamin B12 and B6, phosphorus, and magnesium for overall balanced nutrition. Salmon can be incorporated into a variety of meals in multiple ways. For instance, I put shredded salmon into omelets, on sandwiches, in fresh salads, into pasta and stir fry dishes, into patties for salmon burgers—the possibilities of this healthy source of fat and protein are both tasty and endless!
Baked Salmon, Garlic and Mustard
1 1/2 pounds Salmon or pre-cut 4 pieces
2 Tbsp. Fresh Parsley (I use dried)
2 Large or 3 Small Cloves of Garlic cut up very fine
1 1/2 tsp Mustard
1/8 tsp Pepper
1/8 cup Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice (optional)
Preheat oven to 450° F and line a rimmed baking dish with foil ( I also spray my foil with cooking spray so it does not stick to the foil). In a small bowl, combine 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley, 2or 3 very fine cut up garlic cloves, 1 1/2 tsp mustard, 1/8 tsp pepper, 1/8 of a cup of
olive oil, 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice if you are using it. If using the whole salmon cut salmon into even portions. If using pre-cut take out of the packaging. One piece at a time put the bottom into the bowl of the mixture then onto your lined baking dish be sure bottom does get the sauce on it then take a brush and generously brush all sides of your salmon with the sauce (bottom is done so you do not have to do that side). If you wish you can top each piece with a fresh lemon slice.