Hooked on Salmon

Healthy, In Season, Ingredient, Recipes, Summer
on May 26, 2011
Mark Boughton Photography/ Styling by Teresa Blackburn

Salmon is a certified seafood superstar. Aside from its fresh flavor, this light and satisfyingly filling fish boasts a large amount of omega-3 fatty acids to keep your cardiovascular and cognitive systems happy. Plus with such a wide variety of preparation possibilities, salmon always stays interesting. Here are a few ways to enjoy the fish this season.

  • Fresh: When it's nice out, one of our favorite places to cook salmon is on the grill. The fish is sturdy, won’t flake easily and doesn’t require a fish basket. Serve either warm or cool with rice, veggies or salad. Grilled salmon is also great in sandwiches and topped with fruity salsas, glazes and herbs.
  • Smoked: Thinly sliced smoked salmon is often strictly associated with morning bagels and fancy dinner appetizers. But its distinctive woodsy taste is also great tossed in cream based pastas or mixed into summer salads. Although a package can be slightly pricey, it will go a long way considering only a small amount is needed to make a dish flavorful.
  • Canned: When you’re short on time and don’t have fresh fish on hand—go for the canned. It works well in salads and is perfect salmon cake material. And here’s a little tip to get great cakes: adding tuna to the mix will give more flavor and raise the fish content.

—By Emily Arno