Healthy steamed salmon
Salmon is amongst the most heart-healthy of dishes. It is an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals (e.g. potassium, selenium and vitamin B12). The high levels of omega-3 fatty acids contribute to healthy brain, heart and joint function, and general wellbeing.
Skip the high-heat cooking methods and the butter sauce: steamed salmon has fewer calories and less fat, and it still contains the healthy acids which are rendered out by, for example, broiling.
And don't forget: always go for wild-caught, sustainably-fished salmon. It is light-years ahead of the farmed stuff in terms of nutrition, ethics, and sustainability!
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 2 (900g/1 lb) salmon fillets
- 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp ground white pepper
Rinse the fish in cold water and pat dry. Put it in the steamer rack. Drizzle the soy sauce, salt and pepper over the salmon. Cut half a lemon into slices and put on the fish. Juice the remaining lemon and drizzle over the fish.
Put the steamer rack on top of the sauté pan. Add water in the pan to a depth of 2,5 cm/1 inch and bring to a boil. Cover and steam for 8 to 10 minutes.