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Salmon Sensation

Salmon Sensation

Salmon Sensation

Salmon Sensation

  Salmon Sensation

Salmon is a very healthy product that comes from California's coastal waters. California King Salmon contain omega 3 fatty acids. These acids are found primarily in seafood. In humans, these acids act like Teflon lining for our arteries. This lining prevents plaque from forming on the artery walls and ultimately helps to reduce heart disease and stroke. Other sources of omega 3 fatty acids are albacore, sardines and mackerel.
So if you'd like to increase your intake of omega 3 fatty acids, try these recipes, courtesy of the California Salmon Council.

Pepper Crusted Salmon with Summer Fruit Salsa Recipe

Salsa Ingredients
1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. water
2 tsp. granulated sugar
2 Tbsp. coarsely diced red onion
1 each ripe plum, nectarine and peach, pitted and diced
1 green onion, thinly sliced
1 firm, ripe Roma tomato, peeled, seeded and very finely diced
red pepper flakes
salt and pepper

Salsa Directions
Combine vinegars, water and sugar in saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is all dissolved. Add red onion and return to boil. Remove from heat and let stand for about 10 minutes. Drain onion, reserving brine. Allow to cool. In small bowl, mix pickled onion, fruit, green onion and tomato together lightly with 1-1/2 tablespoons reserved brine. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes; salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate.

Salmon Ingredients
4 (6 oz.) fresh California King Salmon fillets
1/4 cup mixed red, green and black peppercorns, crushed
1/2 tsp. coriander seeds, crushed
1/3 cup sunflower oil

Salmon Directions
Rinse salmon fillets; set aside. Combine crushed peppercorns and coriander seeds in shallow pan; mix well. Press top of each salmon fillet gently into mixture. In heavy fry pan, heat sunflower oil until very hot. Place fillets pepper-side down in hot oil. Sauté until peppers and salmon are nicely browned. Turn fillets and finish cooking, if necessary. Serve immediately with salsa. Makes 4 servings.

Pacific Ocean Salmon with Fresh Vegetables Recipe

4 (6 oz.) fresh California King Salmon fillets
Balsamic Marinade Ingredients
1/3 cup olive oil
3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp. seasoned rice wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper

Vegetables Ingredients
3/4 lb. (about 4 cups) broccoli florets with 2-1/2 inch stems
1 cup diced Roma tomatoes
1/3 cup diced red onion
2 Tbsp. capers
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil leaves
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill

Balsamic Marinade

Rinse salmon fillets and pat dry; set aside. In small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegars, mustard, garlic, salt, black and red pepper. Remove 1/4 cup marinade to baste salmon while grilling or broiling.

Steam broccoli about 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Rinse with cold water. Place in large bowl with tomatoes, onions, capers, basil and dill. Pour remainder of marinade over the vegetables in bowl and marinate. Grill or broil salmon and serve fish over room-temperature vegetables. Makes 4 servings.

For more information on salmon, contact the California Salmon Council at (916) 358-2960.





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