These frozen salmon recipes are important to have in your arsenal of quick weeknight meals.
The advent of these individually packaged fillets of salmon, cod, Mahi-Mahi, tilapia, or any other fish really makes is so easy to have a pantry with a healthy meal ready to go.
I love salmon’s flavor and it is so good on its own that you don’t need to dress it up unlike other bland fish (I am looking at you, Cod). It isn’t necessary to pour butter over it or deep fry it to have it be delicious.
The best news is that you don’t have to thaw it before you cook it for great results. Thawed salmon does cook faster, but not much and it makes it easier if you forgot to toss the filet in the fridge before you ran out to work (or wherever).
I like salmon in all forms - raw (sushi), smoked, baked, grilled, and thinly sliced on my toast. If you are trying to eat more Omega 3 fatty acids - salmon is your fish. The American Heart Association recommends eating at least two 3.5 ounce servings of fatty fish (like salmon) every week.
I also take a fish oil supplement to up my fatty acids. My brand is Nordic Naturals which is expensive but supposed to be without contaminants and high quality. Hey, if it stops me from having a heart attack - I am happy to pay for it.
I do look at the brand of salmon that I am buying to ensure that there is an eco-certification of some sort. The farmed fishing industry has undergone some big changes and has proven that it can grow fish in a sustainable and ecological way. I am thankful for all of the hard work that scientists and environmentalists have done to ensure that the environmental impact of fish farms is low. But, of course, there are still parts of the world that are polluting so be aware.
How do you cook healthy frozen salmon? Please share your techniques or recipes.
1. Baked Frozen Salmon
Get the recipe here: How to Cook Salmon from Frozen Without Thawing in the Oven
2. Pan Cooked Frozen Salmon
Get the recipe here: Pan Cooked Frozen Salmon Recipe
3. Frozen Salmon on the Grill
Get the recipe here: Frozen Salmon on the Grill Recipe