Tips On How To Buy Fresh Salmon
• Smell the salmon, if it smells fishy, don’t buy it. If the salmon looks, feels and smells good, it probably is.
• Fresh salmon ideally should be kept on ice. The catch of the day should look fresh.
• Touch it. If it springs back, it’s good. If your thumb print stays indented, it’s bad.
• Stare it down. If the eyes are clear and not cloudy, then it’s fresh.
• To enjoy the true taste of the sea, only settle for the best salmon.
How many times a week do you eat fish? It is recommended we eat fish twice a week (too many rules when it comes to eating – don’t you think?). Why you ask? Well, it’s good for our hearts as quoted from the American Heart Association:
“The American Heart Association recommends eating fish (particularly fatty fish) at least two times (two servings) a week. Each serving is 3.5 ounce cooked, or about ¾ cup of flaked fish. Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines and albacore tuna are high in omega-3 fatty acids.”
I eat salmon because it’s great on the BBQ and symbolizes summer – that’s a good enough reason for me.
|Fresh Salmon Waiting For BBQ|
BBQ Salmon With Mango Salsa
1 ½ pounds fresh, wild salmon steaks
Salt and pepper
Preheat barbecue. Brush salmon steaks with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook salmon until done, about 7 minutes per side, depending on thickness, and serve with mango salsa.
2 cups mango, peeled, pitted and diced
½ cup red onion, diced
¼ cup fresh, chopped cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
½ cup diced English cucumber
Juice from 1 small lime
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl add mango, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, cucumber, lime juice, olive oil and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with fish.