June 12, 2012
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,
Good things come to those who wait…for a reason.
I have been patiently waiting for salmon to come into season, specifically sockeye salmon from Alaska (as local as we get here in Lynchburg for wild salmon).
On Saturday my dream was realized when husband procured some delicious wild salmon from Blue Marlin.
This tasty fish doesn’t need much adornment, just simply grill and top with your favorite barbeque sauce (mine comes from Bedford Avenue Meat…keeping it local) and voila…fish heaven. This “superfood” is high in protein, low in saturated fat, loaded with antioxidants and contains omega 3 fatty acids, which are found in their fish oils. A 3 ounces of cooked salmon contains just 127 calories, 22 grams of protein, and 3.8 grams of fat (.6 saturated). Wild salmon are caught from cold-water oceans therefore making it nutritionally superior to farmed fish, which may be raised, in less than desirable conditions. So if you happen to be near Bedford Ave in Lynchburg the next few days you know where to stop…..