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Salmon recipes for healthy skin

By Hilary Meyer, October 14, 2009 - 10:43am

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I’ve heard about a million times that I should be getting more fish in my diet, especially salmon. It’s high in omega-3 fatty acids that are good for just about everything from your heart to your brain. Salmon can keep your skin beautiful and healthy too. Find out how much you need to eat here.

So to keep it interesting, I found some new salmon recipes that use not only fillets, but smoked salmon as well—even salmon in a can. Plus they’re all done in less than 45 minutes.

Salmon Fillet
Cashew Salmon with Apricot Couscous: Yogurt sauce flavored with lemon, cumin and cilantro tops this Indian-inspired grilled salmon and apricot couscous. Try this quick, easy recipe for entertaining. Serve with steamed snap peas and a glass of Gewurztraminer.

Honey-Soy Broiled Salmon: A sweet, tangy and salty mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar and honey does double-duty as marinade and sauce. Toasted sesame seeds provide a nutty and attractive accent. Make it a meal: Serve with brown rice and sautéed red peppers and zucchini slices.

Canned Salmon
Easy Salmon Cakes: If you are trying to boost your intake of omega-3s, try this simple favorite. It is a great way to use convenient canned (or leftover) salmon. The tangy dill sauce provides a tart balance.

Smoked Salmon
Smoked Salmon Salad Niçoise: This twist on a classic salade Nicoise uses smoked salmon in place of tuna and adds extra vegetables in place of hard-boiled eggs and olives. Lovely served as an untraditional brunch, special weekend lunch or light supper.

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Hilary Meyer
Hilary Meyer develops and tests healthy recipes in the EatingWell Test Kitchen. She is a graduate of New England Culinary Institute.

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