Thursday, April 02, 2009
Salmon with Ginger Slices
Salmon is rich in omega 3 fatty acid and is one of the fishes recommended for heart healthy diet. My husband and I are not a fan of salmon. Often time I eat salmon is due to the fact that it is rich in omega 3, that's the only reason that I would eat it. Another reason is salmon is not cheap at all, especially wild salmon. I don't really like the farm raised salmon mainly because coloring is added to make it looks pink, not to elaborate about the farming of salmon and the condition the salmon were in before it has been packaged. But, I found that you can actually buy affordable wild salmon at Walmart. I bought One lb (16oz) of individually vacuum sealed fillets, wild caught, all natural salmon for only $3.50 (about 4 fillets) on sales, usual price is $3.95. And the whole half size of the wild salmon for only $7+, that's affordable to me. So, I got tempted just because it's high in omega 3 fish oil. I want to balance this fish with the Tilapia fillet that we liked. When I bought this, my hubby actually said who wants to eat this yucky fish. *roll eyes*
I felt like I needed to prove him wrong. Prove to him that salmon can be delicious too, he just needed to be more open minded like me. I took the salmon out to thaw with the thought that if he really didn't like it, that's okay as I could have his share. ;) This wild salmon was actually delicious! I kept it simple, I didn't season the fish fillets at all. I just coated it with cornstarch and pan-fried both sides until cooked. Then, in a little oil, I fried the ginger slices until golden brown, then added in dark soy sauce and sugar. Then, I pour the sauce along with ginger slices on top of the salmon fillets. It's simple and delicious. Oh, I love ginger, so I wanted a lot of it on my fish (Ginger has antioxidants and is an anti-inflammatory food). If you don't like ginger, you can substitute it with minced garlic, scallion, a little chopped red chili. Well, my hubby actually said it was not bad and finished his share. :)
Note: Not sure whether wild salmon plays a part compared to farm salmon in taste wise.