In our quest to eat healthier, we are constantly searching for recipes that are delicious and easy to prepare. Fish can be a welcomed change of pace. Even if you swear you don’t like fish, give salmon a try. Firm in texture, yet delicate and buttery in flavor, this delicious fish lends itself to a variety of cooking methods, including baking, broiling, grilling and pan-searing. Considered a super food because of its high content of omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent heart disease, promote joint health and improve brain function, salmon is also high in protein and is a good source of calcium, iron and vitamins including A, B and D. Eating salmon at least twice a week has also been shown to lower cholesterol.
Pan-Seared Orange Glazed Salmon
Makes 4 servings
1/4 c. orange juice
1/2 c. reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp. minced ginger
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 tbsp. dark brown sugar
1/4 c. honey
2 tbsp. dry sherry
4-6 oz. center cut salmon fillets
1-2 tbsp. olive oil
Combine first seven ingredients in a heavy, zip top plastic bag. Add salmon, seal and allow to marinate in refrigerator for two hours. Remove salmon from marinade and pat dry. Heat a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add enough oil to just cover bottom of skillet. Sear fish, skin side up, for 3-5 minutes, until opaque halfway up fillet. Carefully turn salmon over and continue searing until fish is opaque throughout and flakes easily with a fork.