Thousands of years ago, when the first man yanked a fish out of the sea, he surely had a buddy who said “are you really going to eat that weird looking thing?” Lucky for us he didn’t stick with the mastodon steak fad - fatty fishes are one of the healthiest menu choices around.
The American Heart Association recommends eating fish -- particularly fatty fish -- at least twice a week. They are loaded with omega 3s that aid in heart, eye and brain heath and even reduce stress. They also contain a high level of vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and minerals like Selenium, Zinc, Phosphorus, Calcium, Iron, Niacin, Magnesium and Potassium. On top of all that, these fish have slightly more protein than a burger which will help you build muscle after a trip to the gym.
Perhaps best of all, you can have all these benefits with a delicious salmon recipe that only takes 15 minutes from prep to table. Check out our go-to recipe for a honey mustard glazed salmon that will knock your Walk On Socks off!
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
4 (5-ounce) salmon fillets
Salt and ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Lightly coat a shallow baking dish with cooking spray. In the dish, mix the lemon juice, Dijon, and honey until combined. Season both sides of salmon fillets with salt and pepper and place in the baking dish. Flip salmon to coat.
Bake 10 minutes or until fish is fork-tender.