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Eating More Farmed Salmon as part of your 2010 New Years Resolution

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Consumers are bombarded with tips on how to fulfill the most sought after New Year’s Resolution; losing weight. This months newsletter offers suggestions on how to successfully lose weight by adding more farmed salmon to your diet. Nothing compares to the healthy nutrition gained by eating farmed salmon. According to the American Heart Association "Omega-3 fatty acids benefit the heart of healthy people, and those at high risk of — or who have — cardiovascular disease. We recommend eating fish (particularly fatty fish) at least two times a week. Fish is a good source of protein and doesn’t have the high saturated fat that fatty meat products do."

Salmon of the America’s website offers nutritional facts and easy recipes on how to cook, prep and buy farmed salmon at your local retailer. Make your New Years Resolution a success story by eating more farmed salmon.


The Right 'Brain Foods' include Salmon

Have you ever been talking to someone and describing a book, a movie, something that was on television and during your description of some part of the plot, you find yourself lacking the right word to describe what exactly it is you want to get across to the listener.

The word is…You just cannot think of it. It eludes you no matter how hard you try to think of it or concentrate to get the word to pop into your mind. You even find that now you are having a hard time recalling a synonym.

Why does this happen? It could happen for any number of reasons...lack of sleep? Stress? Or could it be you brain's diet? Researchers know that our cognitive brain function is affected by our diet. They have shown that memory retention and cognitive function is affected by the foods we eat.

So what foods are the right "brain foods?" Cold-water fish like salmon, tuna and mackerel contain omega-3 fatty acids. In addition to its protective qualities, omega-3 fatty acids also show promise in decreasing the symptoms of depression. Click to read the entire article.


How To Loose Weight With Omega 3

Well, omega 3 is a polyunsaturated fatty acid, but we all know that fat makes "fat"! So, how can consuming fatty acids help you to loose weight? Is it possible at all, or just media hype? First, you have to know that there are different types of fat.

How can you loose weight with omega 3?

The deal here is not to increase your intake of fat, but to substitute saturated and partly monounsaturated fatty acids with polyunsaturated fatty acids - preferably from fish oil, because that's the highest quality omega 3 source. Examples for fish, rich in omega 3 are herring, salmon, tuna and mackerel... Click to read more.


Recipe of the Month

Warm up this month with our Salmon Stew!!!
Seared salmon with an Iberian stew of sausage and clams

Serves : 4

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Ingredients:
Salmon:

  • 4 (6 oz.) portions of Farmed Salmon
  • 2 Tbsp. Cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Stew:

  • 2 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 Lb. Good chorizo sausage
  • 1 Pt. Grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 Lb. Pearl onions, peeled and blanched
  • 20 Little neck clams
  • 1 Lb. Fingerling potatoes (sliced and blanched)
  • 1 Cup Dry white wine
  • 1 Tbsp. Unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Salmon:

  • 4 (6 oz.) portions of Farmed Salmon
  • 2 Tbsp. Cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Method: Stew

  1. 1. Heat EVOO with the sausage until the sausage starts to sizzle.
  2. Add the pearl onions and the tomatoes and season with salt.
  3. As the sausage mixture begins to cook stir and lightly break open the tomatoes with the spoon.
  4. Add the clams to the stew and pour in the white wine.
  5. Cover and steam open the clams. Once the clams are open turn off the heat and whisk in the butter.

Method: Salmon

  1. Heat the oil in a saute pan until hot.
  2. Season the fish with salt and pepper.
  3. Sear fish in hot oil until golden and flip and repeat on opposite side.

Assembly

  1. Place a nice pile of stew in the center of a bowl.
  2. Place the seared fish on top and divide the pan sauce among the four bowls.