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Taking a fresh look at salmon
By: News Canada
Eat right: it's good advice but at the end of a busy day sometimes convenience wins out. That's why salmon is such a great choice. It can be quick to prepare, tastes great and since it is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, salmon is not only a tasty choice it is also a nutritious choice. According to Health diets high in fish have been linked to reduced risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and some cancers.


Delicious, Nutritious and Versatile
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Whether you're cooking for a crowd, trying to turn out a quick family dinner, or preparing a meal for a special celebration, there are lots of great ways to prepare salmon. Whole salmon can be stuffed and baked in the oven or cooked in foil on your barbeque. Salmon portions such as steaks and fillets are easier to cook for smaller numbers of people, and can be used in many different recipes. And boneless fillets, available at most fish shops and grocery stores, make salmon a treat for children and those who love fish but don't like the bones.


If you have never tried cooking salmon before, try this easy, classic recipe: simply sprinkle some lemon juice, salt and pepper on some salmon fillets or steaks, and grill them in your oven or barbeque for 10-12 minutes per inch of thickness. Flip them once if your barbeque does not have a lid. That's it

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For a quick and tasty lunch or casual dinner make salmon burgers or cube salmon and thread it onto kebobs with other seafood or veggies such as mushrooms, peppers and zucchini or, for a more sophisticated flavour, marinate salmon for an hour before putting it on the BBQ or in the oven. For more great recipe ideas visit www.salmonfarmers.org


At the fish counter


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