A New View of Healthy Eating: Broil Wild Sockeye Salmon

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By Melanie Albert, Nutrition and food expert, author and speaker. Founder & CEO, Experience Nutrition Group, LLC

A New View of Healthy Eating: Broil Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon

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Today’s “A New View of Healthy Eating, 55-Card Deck”Broil Wild Sockeye Salmon was influenced by the memory of teaching former NFL player, Arizona Cardinal, John Bronson, to cook wild Alaskan salmon, and shooting a video with him 3 years ago at The Legacy Golf Resort.

 “Often people ask me what kind of eater I am: Melanie are you vegan? Are you vegetarian? I respond that I’m a pescatarian, that I primarily eat plant-based vegetarian, with the addition of fish, primarily wild salmon. I love the mild flavor of wild Alaskan salmon and it’s so simple to very quickly prepare salmon by broiling or grilling it with organic extra virgin olive oil and a blend of dried herbs.” Melanie Albert

Wild Alaskan Salmon on the Grill (or Broiled) Recipe
In 2011, as an Official Health & Wellness Partner of the NFL Alumni Association, my organization Experience Nutrition, had the honor to serve this simple Wild Alaskan Salmon Recipe at several Super Bowl XLV weekend events in Dallas. The former NFL players keep coming back for more salmon, so it was obvious that they enjoyed it. The recipe is very easy to prepare. Grill or broil the salmon with a few spices and olive oil to easily create for a restaurant-quality meal in your home.

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Ingredients

  • 4 Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon filets (4-6 ounces per person), sliced into 1/2” strips
  • 1/4 cup organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 TBSP dried herbs and spices: garlic granules, onion granules, dried dill, lemon peel, fennel, black pepper and sea salt

Simple Steps

1. Defrost salmon filets in refrigerator for a few hours or under cold running water
2. Slice wild salmon into thin strips, about 1/2 inch wide and 1-2 inches long
3. Prepare salmon marinate by mixing olive oil and spices and herbs
4. Marinate salmon with spices and herbs in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes, or even overnight
5. Pre-heat broiler or grill on medium high for 15 minutes before you are ready to cook your salmon
6. Place filets on a flat tray with parchment paper for broiling or directly on grill
7. Cook each side about 3-5 minutes
8. Remove salmon from grill right before salmon is completely cooked, as it will continue to cook when taken off grill
9. Let salmon sit for about 5 minutes
10. Enjoy with a veggie stir-fry, steamed veggies or a raw kale salad, with a whole grain, such as quinoa

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