Wild Alaskan Salmon – Health Benefits and Recipe Ideas

When the clock strikes six, you may find yourself in the predictable position of standing in front of an over, microwave or stove, preparing your evenings meal. For some, this process is a an enjoyable one, as even the most inexperienced chef can enjoy mixing new flavors and new tastes into a simmering pan and see what comes out. For others, however, the responsibility is more of a job than a hobby – some look at cooking as boring, mundane and uninspiring. For those people, there is a simple solution to curing the dinnertime blues: change up your ingredients. Enough bland chicken breast cooked in a simple olive oil – switch in some fresh Alaska Pollock and watch those dormant taste buds come alive.

It is important to make sure that, when buying salmon wild Alaskan is what it says on the label; otherwise you risk possibly consuming certain contaminants, as well as not getting the full nutrient value salmon has in the wild, cold waters of Alaska. For example, the omega 3 content of wild salmon is vastly superior to the omega 3 content of farm-raised salmon; at the same time, wild salmon is free from the PCBs that is in farm-raised salmon. With salmon wild Alaskan is simply the way to go, as it can’t be beat in terms of nutritional value.

There are a ton of ways to get the health benefits of salmon, as it is an ingredient that can be bought in many different forms and is able to be cooked and served in a variety of ways. Wild Alaskan salmon can be bought, in many parts of the country and the world, either fresh, frozen, smoked, and poached and in both cans and pouches. With that many options, the recipe possibilities are virtually infinite. With fresh salmon, for example, a classic style is simply to sprinkle sea salt over a salmon fillet or steak (the latter of which will maintain its form better) and grill it, with a little lemon juice: basic, but an absolute winner. Marinating salmon is a good idea: simply marinade large cubes of salmon fillet (skinned and boned) in a mix of teriyaki sauce, ginger, lemon juice, and garlic for several hours, and later add it to a vegetable stir-fry, towards the end (it’s important not to overcook salmon). And, as always, make the salmon wild Alaskan.

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