Get your fill of healthy omega-3 fatty acids tonight with this easy five-ingredient recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens Web site.
What can eating fatty acids do for you?
These health gems can help prevent erratic heart rhythms and reduce the chance that your blood will clot inside your arteries and cause a heart attack.
Because the body doesn't make these nutrients by itself, it's your job to feed the need, and salmon is one of the best and tastiest ways to do just that.
-- Emily Simnitt
115x7x1/2-inch cedar or alder grill plank
4 6- to 8-ounce fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillets, 1 inch thick
1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel
2 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon. ground black pepper
4 French or sourdough rolls, split and toasted 1 recipe Apple Slaw
At least 1 hour before grilling, soak plank in enough water to cover. Weight down plank to keep it submerged during soaking. Drain plank.
Thaw salmon, if frozen. Rinse salmon; pat dry with paper towels. In a small bowl, combine lime peel, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Brush lime mixture over both sides of salmon.
For a charcoal grill, place plank on the grill rack directly over medium coals; heat about 5 minutes or until plank begins to crackle and smoke. Place salmon on plank. Cover; grill salmon for 15 to 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Grill salmon as above.) Serve salmon on sourdough rolls topped with Apple Slaw. Makes 4 sandwiches.
Apple Slaw: In a medium bowl, stir together 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil or salad oil, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Add 1 cup slivered tart red apple; 1 cup shredded green cabbage; 4 very thin onion slices, halved and separated into rings; and 1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro. Toss mixture to combine. Cover and chill for up to 1 hour, stirring once. Makes about 2 cups.