WCT Grilled Salmon and Avocado Recipe
Benefits of Salmon:
Salmon is one of the most nutrient-dense foods available. It is packed with high quantities of Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Selenium, Phosphorous, and Omega 3 fatty acids. Although most of these micro-nutrients can be found in many different foods, two of the three omega 3- fatty acids are specific to marine animals.
The three types of Omega 3-fatty acids that are significant to humans are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). ALA is found in foods like walnuts, hemp oil, and flaxseed oil, whereas EPA, and DHA are found in foods like fish and fish oils.
Omega 3-fatty acids have been studied extensively and have demonstrated the potential to combat certain cancer cells, decrease one's risk of cardiovascular disease, promote healthier skin and even improve eyesight!
When purchasing salmon, be sure to look out for wild-caught Alaskan salmon instead of farmed salmon which tend to have higher levels of toxins and contaminants.
4 oz Wild Caught Salmon
1 tsp Olive oil
Choose one of these three carbohydrates to serve over:
4 oz Sweet Potato
½ cup of Couscous
½ cup of Quinoa
Total Cook Time:
Step 1: Rinse the salmon off using cool water
Step 2: Add the salmon to a dish and sprinkle with desired seasonings
Step 3: In a medium-size frying pan, add olive oil over low-medium heat
Step 4: Add the seasoned salmon to the pan.
Step 5: Cook the salmon on low heat to ensure inner section of the salmon cooks as well as the outer section
Step 6. When both sides, as well as the center, have been fully cooked (when salmon begins to flake off) you will know it is ready to be served
Step 7: Add salmon and half of an avocado to a glass container.
Feel free to serve the salmon and avocado over:
4 oz of sweet potato (shown below),