Fish is always a great idea for dinner. It’s a source of vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, minerals and healthy fats. Looking for an alternative to the usual dinner? Find out how to prepare salmon in lemon sauce!
Salmon is perfect for people on a diet. 100 g of salmon is only 197 calories! Its meat is rich in vitamins B, B6, B12, A, E and D. In addition, it has the most minerals of all known meats! Salmon is rich in potassium, phosphorus, selenium, iron, calcium, magnesium, and many other elements.
Why should you eat salmon?
Salmon is a good choice for people who want to lose weight. In 100 grams of salmon you will find as much as 20 grams of protein. Eating it, you will effectively get rid of the feeling of hunger for a long time. Fish can successfully replace meat in a pescatarian diet.
Salmon proves to be helpful in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. High levels of omega-3 fats prevent the formation of blood clots. In addition, the acids in the meat contribute to lower blood pressure and help counteract hypertension. Additionally, B and D vitamins support proper heart function and are used in the preventive treatment of arrhythmia and coronary artery disease
Omega acids contribute to improved concentration, memory, and minimize the risk of depression, diabetes, and support the kidneys and joints.
In addition, the acids in fish moisturize the skin, improve its elasticity and prevent the occurrence of wrinkles.
Recipe for salmon with lemon cream sauce
- 2 salmon fillets,
- 2 tablespoons of butter,
- 2 cloves of garlic,
- 1 lemon,
- 100 milliliters of cream cheese,
Method of preparation:
Pick the bones from the fish and place on folded aluminum foil skin-side down. Sprinkle the fish with pepper, salt, rosemary, oregano and wrap thoroughly. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and place the fish in the oven. Bake for no longer than 30 minutes
Salmon goes well with baked potatoes. Clean the new potatoes and place on a baking tray covered with aluminum foil. Season with dill, parsley, salt, and pepper. Bake together with the fish until the potatoes are browned
To prepare the lemon-cream sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan. Add chopped garlic to it and fry the whole in the saucepan, stirring vigorously. Top up the mixture with lemon juice and cream. Finally add the spices and cook for a few minutes
Take the baked salmon out of the foil, remove the skin and place on a plate next to the potatoes. Pour the lemon-cream sauce over the dish
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How to choose a good salmon?
First of all, make sure what is the origin of the fish. Farmed salmon have a much higher concentration of omega-3 fatty acids, while wild-caught meat can be full of toxins, which will contribute to disease.
Pay attention to the color of the meat you buy. The red color of the fish is not necessarily indicative of its high quality. In some cases, fish are fed dye to make them look healthier. The skin of a healthy animal should be dull, with a light shade
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