Looking for some Omega-3 fatty acids? Start cooking Salmon!
Salmon are generally fresh water fish. When they grow up, they migrate to salt waters where they spend most part of their lives – it is finally when they come to fresh waters again for reproduction, their taste changes to our liking. That is when they are most eaten.
Omega-3 isn’t the only health benefit, it might be the most important one though. Additionally, Salmon is also rich in Vitamin D, Vitamin A and B. It contains good amount of Selenium, Calcium, Zinc etc.
Since it is rich in so many minerals and vitamins, it helps in curing many diseases and keeps us healthy and fit. It helps in keeping our heart healthy, maintains a good blood sugar level, repairs tissues and makes our brain stronger.
Thus, with so many health benefits, salmon is often considered as a super food.
Lets dive into the part where we actually cook it and eat it and get all the health benefits out of it.
How to Cook Salmon Fillets in the Oven
Generally, fillets are easy to cook, so we will start with cooking salmon fillets. Later on, we will also discuss other ways to cook salmon which includes grilling, smoking etc.
Step 1: Make sure to slice really thin, try to keep it at less than one inch in width. Keep the skin in-tact. Not only salmon skin is healthy, it also tastes great. On the downside, the skin can be a bit heavy on the toxins as the pollution is everywhere now. Even the deep oceans aren’t exempt of it. Those who prefers to remove the skin can easily do that with their fork while eating.
Step 2: Put it in a microwave safe cooking dish and make sure it is dry. Apply olive oil on it from all sides and sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper on it. Keep the skin side down.
Step 3: It is time to Roast it in microwave. Since our fillets are pretty thin, keep the roasting time to around 5 minutes. Stay close to the microwave as the fillets are thin and they will get roasted real soon.
Step 4: When done, use a spoon to test it. Push the spoon in the fillets and see if it easily goes inside, when it peel-off easily – that means it is ready.
Step 5: That is it and no Step 5! Your salmon is ready for eating.
This is perhaps the easiest way to cook salmon and a quick one too.