The Asian flavor profiles of this Salmon with Honey Ginger Garlic Glaze provide variety to the family’s daily meals. The salmon is so tender, it will melt in your mouth, while the glaze gives a great balance of sweet and savory. The touch of lemon helps balance it out with some acidity. This salmon can be perfectly paired with a simple salad or any variety of rice.
Eating salmon is a great way to meet the daily protein requirement. This fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Other sources include cold-water fatty fish, such as mackerel, tuna, herring, and sardines. Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid, which means the body cannot produce this on its own. This polyunsaturated fat also provides benefits for the heart, brain, and bone health. Although it is rare, eating food rich in essential fatty acids is important to avoid deficiency.
Studies show that this is linked to lower cardiac-related deaths among healthy individuals and those with pre-existing heart conditions. There is also evidence of a decrease in liver fat content for individuals who consume Omega 3 compared to those who don’t. It is important to add variety to the diet to fully achieve the daily nutrient needs of the individual. A piece of salmon steak usually weighs between four or six ounces. It is recommended by the USDA to consume about 8-12 ounces of a variety of seafood per week. This Salmon with Honey Ginger Garlic Glaze recipe suggests a healthy portion (150g / 5oz) of salmon.
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Salmon with Honey Ginger Garlic Glaze
- 300 g salmon fillet (2 pieces, 150g each, no skin)
- 1/4 teaspoon unrefined salt
- 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 clove garlic (minced)
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger (grated)
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 teaspoons grated apple
- 1/2 lemon (juice)
- Season each piece of salmon with salt. Set aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a skillet or pan over low heat. Add the garlic and ginger then sauté for about a minute or until fragrant. Stir in the maple syrup and water then add in the grated apple last; stir well. If too reduced add more water.
- Pat salmon dry with a paper towel then add the salmon to the sauce in the pan. Cook the salmon fillet for approx. 3-4 minutes or until golden. Continuously baste the tops with the pan juices. When done, drizzle with the pan and lemon juice, and serve with a side of salad of choice or rice.