Tuesday, July 3, 2012

California King Salmon

Maybe your family loves fish like mine does!  Maybe yours doesn't eat fish that often, but you'd like to try some new recipes to see if they like it.  California King Salmon is a great fish to use for that!  California King Salmon is super fresh salmon that comes from the Bay area in California.  

So why should you eat California King Salmon?  It's delicious, but it's also very good for you too.  It is full of Omega-3 Fatty Acids.  California King Salmon is also very low in trans-fats.  A diet low in trans-fats can help lower your cholesterol.  Salmon is also full of vitamins and protein.  It contains vitamin D and a serving of salmon has 23 grams of protein.

So how would you prepare California King Salmon?  The California Salmon Council has some amazing recipes on their website.  My family traditionally makes salmon sushi, salmon patties or cooks salmon on the grill.  There are endless ways to prepare salmon.  It can be delicious just on the grill with a little bit of seasoning and a squeeze of lemon too.  It doesn't have to bee fancy or take a ton of time in the kitchen either to be delicious.  I wanted to share a great recipe with you from their website.   (Note this is not my personal recipe and it came from the California Salmon Council website).

California King Salmon Salad
Serves:  4

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time:  5 minutes per 1/2 inch of thickness of the salmon

This is a simple salad that is delicious!  Make it with fresh California King Salmon.

1 lb. California King Salmon filets
Olive Oil Spray
2 tsp. olive oil
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
1 clove galic, minced
1 1/2 tsp. fresh rosemary leaves minced

1 5 or 6 ounce bag spring salad mix
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced, then cut in half
1/4 cup of mushroom, sliced
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 bag croutons
Vinaigrette or your favorite dressing



Spray broiler pan or grill with the cooking spray.  Preheat oven broiler or grill.

Mix the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic and rosemary.  Brush mixture on both sides of the fish.

Place fish under the broiler or on the grill.  Broil about 4 inches from the heat for 5 minutes per half-inch of thickness, or until fish is flaky in the middle.

Cut salmon into 3 to 4 inch chunks.


In a big bowl add salad mix, red peppers, mushrooms and tomatoes.

Top with salmon chunks and croutons.  Toss with your favorite dressing, or serve dressing on the side.  Enjoy!  

This is a great healthy and light meal for the Summer or anytime!

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.  
 I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.   I also will be entered in a contest for writing this post.

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