As you all know by now, I’m about 85% Vegan.
However, two to three times per week I eat fish and goat cheese. After being 100% vegan for about a year, I found that my body really needs these other protein sources. With lots of vitamin D, selenium, B vitamins, magnesium, as well as the prized Omega-3 fats, salmon is one of the most delicious and nutritious foods on the planet.
There are a ton of additional benefits to eating Salmon (Silver Lining):
- Salmon is an excellent source of protein. As you know, protein provides essential amino acids which are vital for growth and muscular development. A diet high in protein usually means a more efficient metabolism which helps in weight loss and maintenance as well as an increased source of energy.
- Eating salmon also helps to prevent those little dry patches that you might have noticed on your face.
- There is medical evidence to prove that eating salmon can actually help relieve depression, joint stiffness & PMS.
- Eating salmon helps improve the production of collagen, keratin and melanin.
- The Omega-3 fatty acids in salmon and other fatty fish may help prevent heart disease and stroke by lowering the body’s rate of blood clotting….and, superficially, eating these wonderful Omega-3’s has even found to make you less prone to wrinkles
I thought that today I would tell you how I prepare salmon. A few years ago, I went to a cooking class with a friend and learned how to do this. One of the best classes I ever attended! It’s actually slightly embarrassing how easy it is (Silver Lining).
- Wild caught salmon (cut into pieces as in the photo above)
- High quality olive oil (I prefer Lucini)
- Kosher sea salt
- Ground pepper
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees (yes, only 250 degrees!)
- Place each piece of salmon on parchment paper on a baking sheet
- Place about 2 Tbsp of olive oil on each piece of salmon
- Cook for about 20 minutes (until medium rare throughout). This depends on the altitude, oven, and mood of the chef. Just be a little flexible and keep your eye on it.
- Remove from oven and salt and pepper to taste.
- EAT & ENJOY!
Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.
– Samuel Pepys