Cooler weather means warmer dishes on our plates. As much as we'd like to eat banana ice cream every single day, it isn't comfortable to have a persistent case of the shivers. Unearth your scarves from the cavernous depths of your closet, snuggle under a warm blanket, and make these healthy salmon recipes for fall. You'll get a generous dose of omega-3 fatty acids and you'll feel satisfied for hours.
Salmon and peas risotto
Although this recipe is a bit more complicated than the meals I include in my regular repertoire, it's absolutely worth it. This healthy salmon and peas risotto just takes a little bit of time, care, and patience. Make sure that you select fillets of salmon without any bones - you won't want them to prick your mouth as you eat this delicate dish. Use brown arborio rice to maximize the amount of fiber in this recipe, as whole grains are slower to digest and will keep you fuller for longer.
Make this for a special family dinner, or cook a big batch for yourself and eat it throughout the week. Click here for a homemade vegetable stock recipe, or use a prepared version with reduced sodium.
Vegetable stock – enough to cook both the salmon and the rice with it
Canned or frozen peas
2 fillets of salmon without any fish bone
1 cup of arborio rice
2 cloves of garlic
1 hot pepper
Some lemon juice
Salt and pepper
Bring about 2-3 cups vegetable stock to boil in a large pot. When starts to boil, turn the heat on low and then put the salmon and let it cook. When the salmon is ready, take out of pot and set aside.
In a non-stick pan sprinkle some olive oil, chop the onion and the garlic in thin squares or strips and let it cook until onion is translucent and garlic is browned. Then add the rice, stir, add one ladle of the vegetable stock at a time and stir until all the stock is gone – repeat until the rice is ready (should be a bit gummy when you bite it, rather than hard). Season as you wish.
Before you put the last ladle of stock in, cut the add in hot pepper and peas and stir until cooked. Break the salmon apart into medium flakes and fold into risotto. Add some fresh parsley and a little bit of lemon juice and enjoy.
This recipe was created by PumpUp member @annaaa_. Follow her blog to learn more about her.
Almond Crusted Salmon
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 salmon fillet
1 tbsp honey
1/4-1/2 cup whole almonds
Salt and pepper
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celcius. Glaze an oven-proof dish with oil, place salmon in dish and cover with honey, salt, and pepper. Chop almonds into coarse pieces and sprinkle them on top of the honey-glazed salmon. Bake the salmon for 15 minutes, or until it falls into soft flakes when you break it apart with a fork.
This recipe was shared by PumpUp member schack33.
Loved these healthy salmon recipes for fall? Share your favorite ways to prepare salmon in the comments below. How often do you eat salmon?