Salmon is one of my favorite fish. So I was very happy to hear that after five years of closures and limited fishing opportunities, California King Salmon is once again available for my (and your) eating pleasure!!
Salmon is so good for you. It contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 acids help our bodies to produce leptin, a hormone that helps to regulate metabolism, aids in preventing cancer cell growth, and helps keep our arteries from thickening.
Salmon is also low in trans-fats and may be able to help improve HDL or “good” cholesterol, which is a key to good heart health. A four ounce of serving of salmon provides a full day’s RDA of Vitamin D, as well as smaller amounts of niacin, B12, B6, selenium, and magnesium.
My favorite way to eat salmon is broiled. I take four ounces of salmon, baste it in olive oil, then shake on some salmon seasoning or Italian seasoning. Broil it for about 5 minutes, then flip it and broil for another five minutes.
This four ounce piece of salmon by itself has only 131 calories, 23 grams of protein and only 4 grams of fat (of course basting it in olive oil added about 100 calories, but you can choose to poach yours in a little water or white wine to keep your calories and fat lower.
California King Salmon are harvested by “trolling” (fishing one at a time with barbless hooks). Trolling is more environmentally friendly because fish that are too small or the wrong species can be returned, unharmed. California King Salmon fishermen are also concerned about the enviroment – they initiated a mandatory license fee, a portion of which is used to restore rivers and streams and to enhance spawning areas for future generations of King Salmon.
To learn more about where you can get California King Salmon and to get some killer recipes, go to http://www.CalKingSalmon.org
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