Friday, August 2, 2013

Broiled Salmon

Tonight's dinner was wild salmon with a ginger and lime marinade (ok so the marinade was an organic bottled marinade). Our whole dinner was made from food we had laying around in the cabinet, fridge and freezer: salmon from the freezer, a partial bottle of marinade (which is also a salad dressing), organic zucchini, onion and garlic that were nearing the end of their useful life, and the remainder of a bag of organic wild rice.

I think what made this meal most exciting for me was my two-year-old's response to it. I have been consistently preparing and offering him salmon since he was about 9 months old and he has always refused or spit it out immediately. But tonight he ate a bite of this salmon and asked for more! And then ate 4 more bites of it. So it has the Charlie stamp of approval, everyone!

Here is how I made it:

Broiled Salmon


2 4oz frozen wild salmon filets, thawed
2 Tbsp ginger lime marinade
Olive oil for greasing baking pan
Fresh parsley and lime slices for garnish and finishing flavor


1. Place thawed filets in a container with marinade (you can use any vinaigrette salad dressing or other marinade as an alternative)
2. Cover and place in refrigerator to marinate for at least 1 hour
3. Remove salmon from refrigerator and preheat oven to broil
4. Coat baking pan with olive oil 
5. Broil salmon for 4 minutes per side (8 minutes total - may vary per oven so keep an eye on it after a couple of minutes)
6. Remove salmon from oven and garnish with parsley and lime slices

For the zucchini, I first chopped 1/4 of a yellow onion and 2 cloves of garlic and sauteed them in 1/2 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat until the onions started to become translucent. Then added sliced zucchini and sauteed until tender, about 3-4 minutes. 

For the rice, I would suggest using some stock (either chicken stock or vegetable stock) to cook for a nicer flavor. I used organic chicken stock tonight because we had some open in the fridge.

What are the nutritional benefits of this meal?  Well, the salmon gives nice dose of omega-3s; the zucchini provides some vitamins A, C and folate; the wild rice contains vitamins A, C and E.

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!


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