Salmon is one of the best foods you can consume for a health boost. Salmon is an excellent source of lean protein as well as containing beneficial fats, Omega 3 & 6. Salmon can even help to protect you from ailments such as heart attacks, strokes, arrhythmia, high blood pressure and high triglycerides.
Salmon is also an excellent source of vitamin B12 meaning it’s a pretty good ‘brain food’.
Cooking the perfect salmon can sometimes be a little difficult but with the correct know-how it shouldn’t take you much more than 10 minutes. Here are our top 3 methods to cook some succulent, juicy salmon in as little as ten minutes.
What do you need to shallow fry the perfect salmon?
• Non-stick frying pan or wok
• 1 piece of fresh salmon
• Low calorie frying spray or olive oil
• Dry herbs of your choice
Method: Shallow frying couldn’t be easier. Turn up the heat and add a little oil or low calorie spray to the pan. Using a knife make a few slits in the salmon so it cooks faster. When the pan it hot enough add the salmon and cook for a few minutes each side constantly turning it regularly and under ten minutes your perfectly cooked salmon fillet should be ready to serve! Fried salmon goes wonderfully with fresh green vegetables and some basmati rice.
Grilling salmon is an even healthier way of cooking this beautiful food. What do you need?
• A grill of course
• Some low calorie spray to oil the skillets
• Your favorite root vegetables
• Some red pepper
Method: Once the grill is heated put all of the ingredients together so the flavors enhance the salmon. Sit back and relax waiting for your salmon to cook. After roughly ten minutes remove your salmon, pepper and root vegetables from the grill and enjoy! Why not try adding a little bit of sweet chili dip on the side?
Oven baked salmon
Oven baked salmon takes a little longer than 10 minutes, around 18-20 minutes to be exact but we have included it because it takes less than 10 minutes to prepare to make it super tasty! What do you need?
• Baking tray
• Salmon fillet
• New potatoes
• Sweet chili dressing
Method: place the salmon and new potatoes on the tinfoil, brush over the salmon with your sweet chili sauce or dressing and cover it so it’s all sealed inside with some air in (make sure there’s enough air to circulate the heat efficiently). Pop into the oven for around 20 minutes and then serve. You will have tender salmon full of flavor!
Salmon isn’t difficult to cook if you have the correct know-how. It is also an excellent food to build lean muscle so it the perfect component to any training and food plan. Also if you are a bit of a chef in the kitchen then you will be glad to know the proteins, B vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids in salmon complement the antioxidants and vitamin C in greens such as spinach and kale so make sure you include a green source on your plate when you dish up your salmon.