Heart Healthy Recipe: Sweet Asian Salmon

Ingredients:

  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 pound center-cut salmon fillet, skinned, cut into 4 – 4 oz. portions

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, honey and ginger.  Whisk until all ingredients are mixed together.
  2. Place salmon fillet in a plastic bag along with about half of the sauce from previous step.  Salmon should marinate for at least fifteen minutes.  But, the longer the salmon marinates, the more flavor the salmon will have.  (12-24 hrs. is good)
  3. Preheat broiler on Low. Line a small baking pan with foil and coat with cooking spray.
  4. Transfer the salmon to the pan, skinned-side down, include the marinade.  Broil the salmon 4 to 6 inches from the heat source until cooked through, 6 to 10 minutes.
  5. While the salmon is baking, place the remainder of the sauce in a small sauce pan.  Add the scallion.  Heat to boiling, stirring often.  When the sauce boils, remove from heat.
  6. When the salmon is finished, drizzle the heated sauce over it.

Salmon is always a great meal choice.  What could make it even better?  Asparagus.  Serve asparagus with this meal to make sure your whole family will love it.  Fish, especially salmon, is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which promotes heart health.  Because of this, the ADA recommends that you incorporate fish in to your diet 2-3 times per week.  You should also incorporate a vegetable in to every meal that you cook.  Start by incorporating vegetables in to your dinner meals.  Before you know it, you will be craving vegetables with every meal.

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