Another healthy dish from Loraine’s Kitchen. Tonight, she prepared Norwegian Wild Caught Sockeye Salmon for dinner which is paired with a baked potato and topped with a simple dill sauce.
A serving of salmon — 3 to 4 ounces — is about 200 calories. It’s very low in saturated fat and a good source of protein. It’s also one of the best sources of vitamin B12. It’s also bursting in potassium and other nutrients like iron and vitamin D.
The vitamin B12 in salmon keeps blood and nerve cells humming and helps you make DNA. But for your health, the true beauty of salmon is its wealth of omega-3 fatty acids. Most omega-3s are “essential” fatty acids. Your body can’t make them, but they play critical roles in your body.
Prep by coating salmon with olive oil, and then covering it with a mixture of salt and dried dill weed. Then place into the refrigerator to sit for an hour.
After an hour in the refrigerator, thoroughly rinse the salt and dill weed mixture from the salmon and place onto a cedar plank which has been soaking while the salmon is in the refrigerator.
Bake at 350* f for 15 to 20 minutes until done. Remove from oven and place tent a piece of aluminum foil over it while it rests for 10 minutes before eating.
The Dill Sauce was a mixture of mayonnaise, lemon juice and dill weed. Get creative and create your own flavor profile with these ingredients, or create a sauce of your own. The salmon is wonderful even without the sauce.