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Honey dijon salmon

  • 1 1/3 lbs salmon
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tb dijon mustard
  • 1 Tb honey
  • 1 Tb grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
1. Sprinkle salmon on both sides with garlic powder.
2. Combine mustard, honey, lemon peel and pepper. Mix well.
3. Spread mixture over salmon, cover with plastic wrap. Marinate for 30 to 60 minutes.
4. Bak at 400 F for 20 minutes.
Submitted by Dan and Alicia Cunningham - Burlington, VT Mar 23, 2010
15 min 30 min 45 min

Salmon

  • Some evidence shows that wild-caught salmon is healthier than farmed salmon
  • Almost all Alaskan salmon is wild-caught
  • Some people believe that farming salmon is not good for the ecosystem
  • Atlantic salmon has been over-fished and is found in small numbers in U.S. waters
  • Most salmon products sold in stores and restaurants are farmed, not caught in the wild
  • Most farmed salmon comes from Scotland, Norway, and Chile
  • Your skin can benefit from eating salmon because the omega-3 content keeps the skin moist and promotes strong collagen
  • Salmon is incredibly high in omega-3 fatty acids which improves heart health and lowers dangerous triglycerides
  • Salmon is good for the eyes because it prevents macular degeneration and reduces the inflammation that causes dry eye
  • Salmon is high in DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) which is needed for brain health - particularly in elderly people

Garlic

  • Garlic is considered by many to improve circulatory function which might explain why some believe it is an aphrodisiac
  • Garlic has been scientifically proven to mildly improve blood pressure
  • The word "garlic" was derived from an old english word which translates to "Spear Leek"
  • Garlic is considered to be an antifungal which many people consume and apply topically to fight athlete's foot
  • The scent of garlic comes from allicin which is an active component produced through an enzymatic reaction when the cloves are cut or damaged

Mustard

  • The mustard seed is referenced in The Bible - in the Book of Matthew
  • The R.T. French company introduced vibrant yellow mustard at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis where it was served with hot dogs
  • Dijon, France was considered the nexus of mustard making in the 13th century
  • Mustard paste was not a popular ingredient in ancient Greece or Rome, but the French used mustard in a variety of ways
  • It is rumored that Ben Franklin brought Mustard to the United States
  • Alexander the Great sent a bag of mustard seeds to intimidate Darius the King of Persia, implying that his troops were numerous and full of fire
  • You can make your own mustard by grinding and mixing the seeds with water and vinegar
  • Mustard can help to prevent rheumatoid arthritis because it contains selenium and magnesium
  • Yellow mustard has a high glucosinolate content which our body converts into converted into cancer fighting isothiocyanates

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