Orange Poached Salmon Recipe – Food is Medicine

Food is Medicine | Orange Poached Salmon Recipe | Calgary WOW Centre | Integrated Wellness Centre | SW Calgary

Salmon makes almost every “superfood” list out there – especially if you are talking about wild-caught Atlantic or sockeye salmon.

Loaded with loaded with protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, it contains a long list of vitamins and minerals – especially B vitamins and potassium.

This superfood is linked with a lower risk of heart disease and its healthy fats mean it’s good for your brain health.

TIP: Whenever possible, get wild-caught salmon as it is more nutrient-dense.

This fish is delicious in sushi, grilled, or broiled – and when it’s cooked, the leftovers are amazing in salad or salmon cakes the next day!

This recipe is perfect for a quick weekday meal … but it’s also fancy enough for company. Pair it with a salad and quinoa for a perfect meal.

Orange Poached Salmon Recipe

(makes 4 servings)

● 4 skinless salmon fillets (about 1 lb/450 grams)

● Juice 1 lemon

● Juice 1 orange

● coconut aminos – 2 tbsp

● water – 1 cup

● 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

● 1 Tbsp melted grass-fed butter

● salt and pepper to taste

Rinse the salmon and pat it dry.

Squeeze juice from the lemon and orange into a small bowl and add coconut aminos. Stir to combine, and measure out ¼ cup (60 ml) of the mixture. Now, set the juice aside (you’ll use it after on the cooked fish later).

Pour the remaining mixture and the water into a large skillet, bringing it to a boil. Add the fish and reduce the heat to medium. Cover the skillet and simmer for 8-12 minutes, until the salmon begins to flake.

While the salmon cooks, make the dressing by combining the remaining juice/coconut aminos mixture, parsley, melted butter, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

Remove the salmon from the heat and serve drizzled with the dressing.

Bon appétit!

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