Friday, October 30, 2020

SALMON THE HEALTHY MEAL

 

 

By Chef Bob Aylwin

The natural richness of salmon and its high amount of omega 3’s, makes it a great choice for a healthy meal. The speed in which it cooks makes it a great choice for an expedient meal as well. Try this delightful Honey Soy Salmon and let me know what you think.

Ingredients: (yield: 4 servings)

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro.
  • 2 scallions.
  • 1 tsp. chopped pickled ginger.
  • (Mix these ingredients together with a tsp. of olive oil).
  • 4 (6oz) fillets of wild salmon.
  • 2 tsp. low sodium soy sauce.
  • 2 teaspoons honey.
  • 1 tsp. fresh squeezed lime juice.
  • 2 tsp. fresh squeezed orange juice.
  • Dash of sesame oil.

Preparation:

Cut slits into salmon fillets creating a small pocket. Push herb and scallion mixture into pockets. Grill or pan sear salmon fillets to your choice of done-ness.

In a sauce pan, combine soy sauce, orange juice, lime juice, honey and sesame oil, slowly bring up to heat.

Place salmon fillets over a bed of sauteed spinach and drizzle your soy mixture over the top. Enjoy.

There has been numerous reckless falsehoods spread about “ocean farm raised salmon”, but in fact, ocean farm raised salmon are grown under carefully controlled conditions and meet stringent regulations before being shipped to consumers, but I prefer the wild caught salmon just the same.

Remember: The most important ingredient in any recipe is your heart! Bon appetite!

Chef Bob Aylwin is the former dining room chef for the Ritz Carlton Hotel Chains in Boston, Massachusetts, Naples, Florida and San Francisco, California. He won the title of Collier County Ice Carving Champion in 1992 and 1993. He is the Owner/Operator of “The Teapot Cafe and Catering Company” 695 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island.


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