Tags: Alaska, Atlantic, Atlantic Salmon, Chinook, Chinook salmon, Olive oil, Salmon, Sockeye Salmon
Today’s Menu: Baked Atlantic Salmon w/ Glazed Carrots, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread
Another sunny and beautiful Winter’s day out again today. From what they say it’s one of our last for a while. Rain and snow starting tomorrow afternoon for at least 5 – 6 days, BLAH! While at Kroger yesterday they had all their Salmon on sale and ended up with a beautiful North Atlantic Salmon fillet that I had them slice into 3 pieces. For dinner I prepared Baked Atlantic Salmon w/ Glazed Carrots, Green Beans, and Whole Grain Bread.
To prepare the Salmon I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. I first brushed a bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on the fillet and then seasoned it with Dill and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I then baked it for 12 minutes, fork tender. The Salmon was delicious and full of flavor. Salmon is so filling because it’s so meaty. At the end of the post I left some info about Salmon.
For side dishes I had Green Giant Honey Glazed Carrots, Green Beans, and Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Green Giant Carrots are prepared by microwaving for 7 minutes. The Honey Glaze on the Carrots is fantastic, and it’s only 90 calories per serving and there is 2 servings per package. Along with the Carrots I had a single serving can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans and Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. For dessert/snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.
The majority of salmon currently consumed in the U.S. is farm raised Atlantic salmon from Canada, Chile and Norway.
Farmed Atlantic salmon is primarily sold as fresh or frozen dressed fish, fillets or steaks.
Commercial fishing for wild Atlantic salmon is prohibited in the U.S. because wild population levels in the eastern U.S. are extremely low.
Almost all Pink salmon consumed in the U.S. is harvested in Alaska.
Pink salmon is primarily sold as a canned product.
Chum salmon are primarily harvested by U.S. fishermen in Alaska.
Wild fish populations in Alaska are supported by the release of hatchery raised fish.
Chum salmon are sold fresh, frozen and canned
Most Coho salmon is caught in Alaskan waters, and some is imported from Canada and Chile.
Most Coho salmon is sold fresh or frozen.
Chinook (King) salmon
Chinook salmon are commercially harvested in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and in small amounts off California.
Most Chinook salmon is sold fresh or frozen.
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Serving Size 1 cup (115.0 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.0g5%
Total Carbohydrates 15.0g5%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g12%
Tags: Baking, Black pepper, Hormel, Meijer, Olive oil, Parsley, Sea salt, Turkey
Today’s Menu: Baked Salmon w/ Grilled Asparagus, Grilled Potatoes, and Harvest Grain Bread
When I was at Meijer the other day they had some beautiful looking Salmon fillets. So this morning I went back and purchased a couple of them, one for dinner and one for the freezer. I baked this one. I seasoned it with Parsley and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn and baked it at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes. Mmmm Salmon!
For sides I had a couple of frozen Meijer products. I had the Grilled Asparagus and Seasoned Grilled Potatoes. Both are easy to prepare. Just warm in a skillet about 5 minutes and both are done. I also had a slice of Baked Harvest Grain Bread. For a dessert/snack later slices of Cracker Barrel 2% Sharp Cheese and Hormel Turkey Pepperoni on Ritz Whole Wheat Crackers.
Tags: Black pepper, Brown Rice, Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, Olive oil, Salmon, Sea salt, Skin, Uncle Ben's Rice
Today’s Menu: Baked Salmon w/ Brown Rice, Sliced Carrots, and Whole Grain Bread
It was healthy, hearty, and simple dinner tonight, Baked Salmon w/ Brown Rice, Sliced Carrots, and Whole Grain Bread. For my Salmon I had a small fillet of Salmon that I seasoned with a quarter teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Parsly, and McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I baked the fillet at 400 degrees for 12 minutes, just enough so it would flake using a fork. Besides just tasting fantastic the health benefits of wid caught Salmon are numerous.
Some of those healthy benefits are Cancer Prevention – Vitamin D has been shown to play a crucial role in lowering the risk of several types of cancer, Eye Health – It is well known that fish oil is good for improving vision. It also helps in avoiding age related macular degeneration, Cardiovascular Health – Intake of salmon has been connected to a decreased risk of numerous cardiovascular problems, such as heart attack, stroke, heart arrhythmia and high blood pressure, and Skin and Hair Health – The omega-3s found in salmon lock moisture into skin cells, encouraging the production of strong collagen and elastin fibers, which contribute to more youthful looking skin. These are just 4 of the benefits.
Along with the Salmon I had Uncle Ben’s Brown Rice, sliced Carrots, and Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert/snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.
Tags: Black pepper, Chili powder, Lime (fruit), New Mexico, Olive oil, Recipe, Tablespoon, Wine tasting descriptors
This recipe has been popping up on several sites and it looked and sounded too good not to pass along. There are a few variations on some of the other sites but they all are basically the same. Enjoy!
4 servings, 2 tacos each | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon ancho or New Mexico chile powder
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 4-ounce wild salmon fillets, about 1-inch thick, skin on
8 6-inch corn or flour tortillas, warmed
Cabbage Slaw, (recipe follows)
Citrus Salsa, (recipe follows)
Cilantro Crema, (recipe follows)
Preheat grill to medium-high.
Combine oil, chile powder, lime juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the spice mixture liberally over salmon. Grill the salmon, skin-side down, until it is just cooked through, about 8 minutes. Cut each fillet lengthwise into 2 pieces and remove the skin.
To serve, place 2 tortillas on each plate. Evenly divide the fish, Cabbage Slaw, Citrus Salsa and Cilantro Crema among the tortillas.
Per serving : 567 Calories; 30 g Fat; 6 g Sat; 17 g Mono; 83 mg Cholesterol; 45 g Carbohydrates; 32 g Protein; 9 g Fiber; 481 mg Sodium; 1151 mg Potassium
2 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, 3 1/2 lean meat, 4 fat
Tags: Baking, Black pepper, Breyer, Green Bean, Meijer, Parsley, Salmon, Vanilla Ice
Today’s Menu: Baked Salmon w/ Sliced New Potatoes, Green Beans, and Baked Harvest Grain Bread
Found some beautiful Wild Caught Salmon Fillets while at Meijer earlier this morning and couldn’t pass them up! So for dinner I decided to bake of the fillets. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, Black Peppercorn, and Parsley. I then baked it at 400 degrees for 12 minutes. Great tasting Salmon!
I also prepared boiled Sliced New Potatoes and Green Beans. Also while at Meijer I picked up a Mini Loaf of Harvest Grain Bread that I baked. For dessert later a slice of Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread topped with a scoop of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream.
Tags: Baking, Breyer, Green Bean, Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, Parsley, Salmon, Vanilla Ice
A beautiful day outside around here today and had a filling and healthy dinner tonight. I baked Salmon fillets that I seasoned with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, McCormick Grinder Black Peppercorn, and Parsley. Baked them at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes. I topped them with a dab of Kraft Chipotle Mayo. For sides tonight we had Lundberg Low Fat Creamy Parmesan Risotto. Easy to make and only 140 calories and 27 carbs. I also had Green Beans and Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a serving of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Del Monte No Sugar Added Sliced Peaches.
Tags: Baked Potato, Baking, Black pepper, Libby, Meijer, Parsley, Potato, Salmon
Today’s Menu: Baked Salmon w/ Loaded Baked Potato Casserole, Shellie Beans, and Whole Grain Bread
Ahhh, Lifes getting back to normal around here. Mom’s out of the Hospital and Dad is feeling better, time to cook! I baked Salmon fillets that I seasoned with Parsley, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. Baked on 400 degrees for about 12 minutes. The Salmon came from Meijer Sea Food. I really like Meijer, always fresh and very good prices. The fillets as you can tell by the pictures were very good size, plenty for leftovers.
For sides I had Idahoan Loaded Potato Casserole. I added some Crumbled Turkey Bacon to it also. Along with the potatoes I had a can of Libby’s Shellie Beans and Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. For dessert later a Skinny Cow Low Calorie Fudge Pop.
Tags: Baking, Black pepper, Cooking, Copper River, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Food, low calorie, low carb, Olive oil, Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread, Salmon
Today’s Menu: Baked Copper River Salmon w/ Edamame, Sliced Carrots, and Whole Grain Bread
I had a beautiful Copper River Salmon Fillet for dinner tonight! I thought I was out of the Copper River Fillets but found this in freezer the other day. I rubbed the fillet with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I baked it at 400 degrees for 11 minutes. Perfect, love that Salmon!
For sides I had sliced Carrots, that I boiled, Pictsweet Edamame w/ Sea Salt, and Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread . That’s the first time I had tried the Edamame and it might be the last. It was bland and just not to tasty . For dessert later a slice of Pillsbury Nut Quick Bread topped with Cool Whip Free.
Tags: Blood sugar, cook, Cooking, Food, Olive oil, omega-3 oils, Sea salt, Super Foods
Healthy Superfood Recipes
Nutrient-rich lemons, olive oil, tomatoes, red wine, garlic, onions, leafy greens, salmon, and chocolate are fabulous foods that not only taste good, but can also keep you healthy.
The omega-3 oils in salmon are thought to promote healthy arteries and may also help treat depression and rheumatoid arthritis. Health benefits aside, there’s no quicker weeknight supper than our Pineapple- and Soy-Glazed Salmon. Slipped into the oven, it cooks in less than 10 minutes. The glaze includes a fermented soybean paste, one of whose phytonutrients, isoflavone, seems to mimic estrogen and could prevent breast and prostate cancers.
Pineapple and Soy-Glazed Salmon
From Country Living
Miso is a paste made by fermenting soybeans, sometimes with barley or rice. Look for it in Asian, health, or gourmet markets.
1 1/4 cup(s) pineapple juice
2 tablespoon(s) low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup(s) dry sherry
1 teaspoon(s) light brown sugar
2 tablespoon(s) miso
4 (6-ounce) skinless salmon fillets
1/4 teaspoon(s) fresh-ground black pepper
Marinate the salmon: In a medium saucepan over high heat, cook the pineapple juice, soy sauce, and sherry for 20 minutes. Stir in the brown sugar and cook for 5 more minutes. Using a whisk, stir in miso. Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool. Season the salmon fillets with the pepper and place them in a shallow baking dish. Pour the pineapple glaze over the salmon fillets, turning to coat each side, and chill for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Roast the fillets: Place the salmon on the top shelf of the oven and cook until the flesh turns opaque — about 7 minutes. Change the oven temperature setting to broil and cook until the glaze begins to brown — 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately.
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat –
Total Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Tags: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Green Bean, Lemon, McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, Olive oil, Parsley, Salmon, Sockeye Salmon
I had a Pan Seared Sockeye Salmon and Basil Pesto with a Lemon Wedge. I seasoned the Salmon with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, McCormick Grinder Black Peppercorn, and Parsley. I then pan seared with Extra Virgin Olive Oil about 3 1/2 minutes per side. When done I topped it with Basil Pesto and a Lemon Wedge. The Salmon contains those healthy omega-3′s that we need to be incorporating into our diet!
For sides I had Green Beans and Sweet Corn along with Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. I tried a can of Del Monte Summer Crisp Whole Kernal Golden Sweet Corn and loved it! Great flavor and only 80 calories and 16 carbs. The Del Monte Cut Green beans are 20 calories and 5 carbs and the Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread 80 calories and 16 carbs. So for 3 sides it’s only a total of 180 calories and 37 carbs! Not bad at all. For dessert later a Mini Banana Split. Using a Mini Banana, Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream, Smucker’s Sugar Free Hot Fudge Chocolate Topping, and a Tablespoon of Cool Whip Free. If you crave one at least make it as low calorie and low carb as you can.