Wild salmon is one of nature’s best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, but it’s easy to get bored of the same old grilled or broiled salmon steaks. Check out these recipes to change it up a bit and add new salmon variations to your rotation of healthy meals.
1. Salmon, Sweet Potato, and Broccoli Chowder
Move over clams, there’s a new chowdah in town. This twist on the classic seaside favorite features more omega-3s and more healthy veggies than the original.
Broccoli and sweet potatoes provide extra fiber and countless phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals.
This recipe calls for butter and cream, but you can easily create a lighter version by substituting in lower fat ingredients. Check out the full recipe for salmon chowder to make your own.
2. Salmon Burgers
Try these at your next barbecue for a healthy crowd-pleaser. Raw wild salmon is chopped and mixed with egg whites, Dijon mustard, bread crumbs, and dill, and grilled for a few minutes on each side.
Serve them with the classic fixings, or with lemon and tartar sauce. Watching carbs? Go bun-less! Either way, salmon burgers are a great alternative to red meat, and have a more interesting flavor than a turkey or veggie burger.