Salmon is known for its delicate flavor and nutritional density. As a less “fishy” tasting fish, it’s also one of the most popular and most versatile fish options. One to two servings of Salmon a week is recommended in order to receive maximum health benefits. While attempting to incorporate that much fish into your diet, it’s easy to get burnt out. That’s why it’s always important to add some variety to your preparation methods. Luckily, between cooking methods and the collection of Colorado Spice salmon seasonings, you won’t get tired of eating the same fish twice a week. Check out our website for the full variety of seasonings but specifically for salmon, you can start with the Seeded Salmon Rub, Trout & Salmon Rub, Citrus Dill Salmon Rub, Molasses BBQ Salmon Glaze, and Sweet Salmon Herb Rub.
With any seasoning blend, we recommend that you try the most fool-proof method of preparing salmon in order to produce the most flaky, moist, and delicious fish every time. To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place your filet in aluminum foil, make sure you have enough to enclose the entire filet. Sprinkle your preferred seasoning on top as well as inside the cavity of the fish. Depending upon your preference, you may also include olive oil, lemon wedges, or pads of butter in this step. Now all you need to do is pinch the edges of the aluminum foil together in order in order to enclose its contents. Place the package in a baking dish and bake for 18-20 minutes. The internal temperature should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit when fully cooked. You will also notice that the fish will become flaky when finished.
The health benefits of Salmon are numerous. It’s high in Potassium, Selenium, B vitamins, and many more minerals your body needs to function and thrive. It’s an especially good source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids. These long chain fatty acids include EPA and DHA. Fatty acids may improve your heart as well as brain health. Salmon also contains a naturally occurring carotenoid antioxidant called astaxanthin. This is what gives salmon its red pigment and is known to help repair damaged skin.
When choosing your fillet of salmon, you also have a decision to make; farmed raised vs wild caught. Nutritionally, they are significantly different. Farmed fish are given feed to eat, making them higher in fat. Wild salmon eat invertebrates and have a more varied diet, making them higher in most minerals. Raising salmon in a farm setting is called aquaculture. Unfortunately, in many countries the use of antibiotics in aquaculture is prominent. Overuse of antibiotics is considered an environmental hazard as well as a potential health concern. It’s important that if you do choose to purchase farmed salmon, you are aware of where it’s being farmed and what goes into it. If given the option, we prefer to purchase wild caught salmon.
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