Let's Eat Salmon!
We all know fish is good for us, but did know know it's one of the most nutritious foods on the planet? This popular fish is loaded with nutrients and may reduce risk factors for several diseases.
Here are 10 amazing health benefits of salmon that we think are amazing!
- Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids
- Great source of protein
- High in B Vitamins
- Good source of Potassium
- Loaded with Selenium (it's a mineral!)
- Contains the antioxidant Astaxanthin
- May reduce the risk of heart disease
- May benefit weight control
- Can help fight inflammation
- May protect brain health
With all these added health benefits, what better reason to include this as a regular part of your diet? We found this recipe from The Foodie Teen that is easy and quick to make and sounds super delish. Lets get some salmon on our fork!
Pepper-Crusted Salmon with Sweet Potato Wedges
4 wild-caught salmon fillets
a tablespoon of whole peppercorns
juice of half a lime
1 tsp mustard
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2-3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small wedges
1 tsp paprika
salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 200C/400F and line two baking sheets with greaseproof paper. On one of them, toss the sweet potato wedges with 1 tbsp of the olive oil, the paprika and plenty of salt and pepper, then place this tray in the oven for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, crush the peppercorns into small pieces in a pestle and mortar, then add them to a small bowl and mix in the lime juice, mustard and remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Stir to make a thick paste, then divide this paste evenly over the four salmon fillets on a lined baking sheet.
After the sweet potato wedges have been baking for 15 minutes, add the salmon to the oven and cook everything for a further 12-15 minutes, until the salmon is just cooked and the sweet potato wedges are starting to turn golden brown.
Serve with a simple salad and enjoy!