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Summer Recipe of the Month: Grilled Salmon Steaks

At SalmonFacts.org we know a thing or two about farmed salmon

This recipe is just right for the summer when grilling is popular and your favorite farmed salmon association is confident that everyone will enjoy it.


  • ½ cup of fresh basil leaves,
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil,
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice,
  • 2 tablespoons of honey,
  • ½ teaspoon of pepper and salt
  • Farmed Salmon steaks or fillets (4, 6 oz. portions)

Mix together all of the marinade ingredients. Pour the marinade over your salmon steaks; turn the steaks to ensure coating on all sides. Cover the dish either with a lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Grill the salmon over medium hot heat until desired doneness usually 10 to 20 minutes, basting with the marinade every few minutes. Serve with your favorite side dish. You can also play with your ingredients by substituting the lemon juice for orange or pineapple.

For more farmed salmon recipes visit www.salmonoftheamericas.com and download our free recipe book.

SOTA is now on Facebook and Twitter

Since the advent of social media, we have been working hard to make sure SOTA is represented across the board. This is why we have created a Facebook and Twitter account. Make sure to add us as a friend on Facebook, and start following us on Twitter.

The Taste of Success Chef Contest Winning Recipes

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As you may know, SOTA recently sponsored a chef contest in partnership with some of the Le Cordon Bleu schools in the United States. In the last newsletter we announced our winner, Mr. Phillipe Verrain; however, we would like to let our readers know that we will be publishing the winners recipes at our website and blog. Make sure you have signed up to our blog and RSS feed, added us to your Facebook friends, and/or follow us on Twitter, so you can get the updates as soon as we publish the recipes.

We will start by publishing the 10 winners recipes from last to first, and then, we will publish the rest of the recipes. We hope this will add to your already great salmon recipe collection. Click here to get Stephen Herff's Phylo Wrapped Salmon with Bourbon Cream recipes.

Hopeful New Study Reveals Omega-3s Kill Cancer Cells

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Scientists are forever moving forward with research that will help cure, or even obliterate cancer. And now it looks like they have found a natural way to help kill cancer cells: with Omega-3s. Not only that, studies indicate that Omega-3s are helpful in neutralizing the negative side effects of certain chemotherapy drugs. If Omega-3s weren’t enough of a winner nutrient before, they sure are now! Keep reading to find out more about this recent discovery and remember to eat more farmed salmon.

Preventing blindness – Is there anything fish oil can’t do?

Omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish such as tuna and salmon may protect against progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but the benefits appear to depend on the stage of disease and whether certain supplements are taken, report researchers at the Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision Research (LNVR), Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University. Researchers from Tufts University just published a study whose results suggest that omega-3 fatty acids can play a role in slowing the deterioration of eyesight due to age-related macular degeneration [AMD]. They link these findings to prior work at their lab suggesting a low glycemic index diet (ie, one which produces smaller/slower changes in blood glucose and insulin) is helpful in preventing the progression of AMD. Click here to read the study.