In my house we’re being good about getting those terrific omega 3 fatty acids in our diet, so we eat salmon once a week. It’s starting to feel like eating chicken.
Let me clarify.
Cooks are always looking for ways to make the same old chicken into something new. For me, salmon has become the same old chicken. I’m always looking for another way to cook it, a new salmon recipe that will shake things up a bit.
Little Chef and I had an interesting recipe for a salmon marinade that I just had to try. How can you miss when the ingredient list includes good whiskey!
I reserved some of the marinade for my stir fry. Delectable and delicious is all I can say!
Happy, healthy cooking!
- 6 ounces Wild Alaskan Salmon filets
- ¾ cup whiskey
- ? cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 ½ tablespoons chili sauce
- ½ tablespoon ginger
- 1 ½ cups carrot , cut into bite sized pieces
- 6 ounces snap peas
- 1 can pineapple chunks, 8 ounces, drained, reserve juice
- ½ medium red onion, cut into 1/2" chunks
- 1 tablespoon cilantro, minced
- 1. Combine whiskey, maple syrup, soy sauce, chili sauce and 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice. Reserve 1/2 cup marinade. Marinade salmon for one hour.
- 2. Grill until salmon is opaque and just flakes.
- 3. Steam carrot in steamer basket until just tender.
- 3. Generously spray non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Add onion and saute 3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and saute another 3 - 5 minutes until veggies are crisp tender and sauce has reduced.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Salmon is loaded with tryptophan, vitamin D, omega 3 fatty acids, selenium, protein, vitamins B3 and B12, phosphorous, and magnesium. Salmon is another powerhouse of nutrition that promotes brain health, heart health and good blood pressure.
Carrots are very high in vitamin A which promotes eye health. They also contain vitamins K and C. They are a terrific source of antioxidant compounds that protect against cardiovascular disease and some cancers.
The calorie count does not include all the marinade thrown down the drain from the salmon.
Total Fat: 5.03g
Total Carbs: 52.58g
Dietary Fiber: 5.97g
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 10
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