Salmon Asian Style

Salmon Asian Style

Serves 4
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Serve Hot

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2lb salmon (wild caught is best)
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons tamari sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger (grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon jalapeno (chopped)

Note

Why wild caught salmon?  What's wrong with farm raised?  When a fish is "wild caught" it means it was out swimming where it normally does and it was caught in a typical fashion by a fisherman.  The fish was eating it's normal food, it wasn't stressed out or crowded, and it wasn't getting hormones or antibiotics fed to it.  A "farm raised" fish was in an unnatural habitat (even if it is out in an ocean farm), it was crowded, it has been fed an unnatural diet, and it most likely was more stressed than a free-swimming cousin.  Farm raised fish can be much higher in mercury and other substances like hormones and antibiotics.  Sometimes the "feed" for farm raised fish is animal by-products (and those animals may have been given hormones or antibiotics).  So you really don't know what the fish has been eating to grow.   Another reason farm raised salmon in particular is lessor in quality is the Omega-3 fatty acids in the fish (the healthy fats) is about  50% less than wild caught salmon.  This is because farm raised salmon has an unnatural diet high in grain and legumes. These grains, by the way, usually are Genetically Modified Organisms.  Look for wild caught Alaskan salmon.  That's your best bet for a salmon with higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids and nothing unnatural.

Directions

Step 1
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
Step 2
Marinade the salmon in this sauce for 10-15 minutes.
Step 3
Place on a baking rimmed baking sheet and broil the salmon for several minutes each side -- until the meat is flaky. Or you can grill the salmon until flaky.