Salmon is a super nutritious and popular fish. Its colour ranges from light orange to red, some wild salmon, however, has been found to have a white colour.
It is sold whole, filleted or cut into steaks. It is usually sold fresh but frozen salmon is also available. Salmon is also commonly smoked which changes the flavour considerably.
Salmon is both farmed and caught wild, however, numbers of wild salmon are in decline due to its popularity. Atlantic salmon, in particular, is in decline. Pacific salmon numbers are still high but it’s best to buy organically farmed salmon.
The popularity of salmon has a lot to do with how versatile it is. Salmon can be cooked in many different ways and it goes with a huge array of flavours.
One of the best ways prepares salmon is to simply grill or bake a salmon steak and serve it with some vegetables and finish it off with a good squeeze of lemon.
Salmon is also eaten raw and is commonly used in sushi. Smoked salmon is a great topping for bagels and it also goes well on eggs royale.
A fabulous dinner suggestion is salmon fish cakes. They are quick, easy and completely delicious. See below for our recipe for salmon & lemon mini fish cakes.
Salmon is great in pasta dishes, salads and curry.
Salmon en croute is a classic dinner party dish, it is a salmon filler wrapped in buttery and flakey puff pastry filled with a wonderful basil sauce.
Salmon Nutritional Information
Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods in the world, it is loaded with essential, health benefitting nutrients.
It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids which decreases inflammation in the body, lowers blood pressure and some studies indicate that it could improve the symptoms of anxiety and depression. It may also reduce the risk of heart disease.
Salmon is rich in high-quality protein, which helps your body to maintain and build muscle.
There are about 179 calories in 100g of salmon
Recipe suggestion: Salmon & lemon mini fish cakes