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Wild weeknights with salmon

By Carolyn Malcoun, March 13, 2009 - 4:36am

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My secret weapon for quick weeknight meals? Frozen wild salmon. I buy individually packaged portions in bulk and can quickly defrost a few pieces in water or the refrigerator to make easy salmon recipes for dinner. Plus, I’m doing my body good by eating this fatty fish packed with EPA and DHA—omega-3 fatty acids that help heart health by slowing growth of arterial plaque, lowering triglyceride levels and reducing the risk of irregular heartbeat.
A few quick recipes to try:

Get the recipe: Salmon with Pepita-Lime Butter

Lime juice, chili powder and pepitas give Salmon with Pepita-Lime Butter Mexican flair.

Get the recipe: Cashew Salmon with Apricot Couscous

Indian-inspired Cashew Salmon with Apricot Couscous uses many ingredients I always have on hand for a practically complete meal (just add a steamed vegetable).

Get the recipe: Moroccan Grilled Salmon

Tangy plain yogurt mixed with the classic ingredients for chermoula—a Moroccan spice mix—serves as both the marinade and the sauce in Moroccan Grilled Salmon.

Get the recipe: Blackened Salmon Sandwich

Or try a Blackened Salmon Sandwich, with a spread of mashed avocado and low-fat mayonnaise plus peppery arugula leaves, cool tomato slices and zesty red onion.

Get the recipe: Salmon Pinwheels

Don’t be intimidated by fancy-looking Salmon Pinwheels, they're quite easy to do. To simplify the preparation even more, leave the fillet whole. Serve with garlic-rosemary roasted potatoes and wilted spinach.

TAGS: Carolyn Malcoun, Food Blog, Dinner, Eating green, Quick meals

Carolyn Malcoun
A graduate of New England Culinary Institute and University of Wisconsin with a degree in journalism, Carolyn pairs her long-standing love for food with writing as EatingWell's senior food editor. Carolyn’s culinary interest is rooted in her childhood; she grew up making thousands of Christmas cookies every year with her mom and picking leaves off bunches of parsley to make tabbouleh with her dad. Away from the kitchen, Carolyn enjoys seeking out rare craft beers and exploring the outdoors with her husband, 2-year-old daughter and dog.

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