Salmon is one of the best foods you can eat. It’s filled with vital omega-3 essential fatty acids that are critical to the health of your heart, brain, and skin. Whenever possible, choose wild salmon rather than farm-raised, as farmed salmon has significantly higher levels of toxins than wild salmon.
Here’s one of my favorite salmon recipes, It’s easy to make, and delicious served over vegetables or with a green salad.
Spicy Grilled Salmon
Makes 4 Servings
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
3 tablespoons xylitol
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon olive oil or olive oil spray
4 salmon fillets (5 ounces each)
Combine chili, garlic, and onion powders, xylitol, salt, pepper, and paprika and mix thoroughly. Reserve 1½ tablespoons of this spice mixture to use in the salad dressing. Rub the rest on all sides of the salmon fillets and marinate for 6 hours. Before cooking, rub or spray fillets with a small amount of olive oil (no more than 1 tablespoon). Preheat broiler or grill until it is very hot. Place salmon on grill/broiler, and cook approximately 7–10 minutes, depending on thickness.
Calories: 224; total fat: 9 grams; cholesterol: 74 mg; sodium: 668 mg; carbs: 6 grams; fiber: 2 grams; protein: 29 grams
Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite way to eat salmon?