Friday, November 18, 2011

Salmon – Almost a Perfect Food

 

Blackened Salmon with Cucumber Sauce

Blackened Salmon with Cucumber Sauce

Salmon Almost A Perfect Food

It’s loaded with hearth-healthy fats and high quality lean protein. Best of all, it tastes delicious.

 

For runners, it’s a great choice because it keeps your muscles strong, your immune system working at top performance, and your joints properly lubricated.

 

While the fish by itself is delectable, the creamy coolness of the yogurt sauce is a great contrast to the charred spiciness of the salmon.

 

A cast iron skillet works best here, but if you don’t have one, anything but a nonstick pan will work.

 

Ingredients

1 tablespoons olive oil
2 6 oz salmon filets
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 small cucumber, grated
Juice of half a lemon
1 tsp olive oil

 Directions

In a small bowl, combine all the seasonings for the salmon. Rub generously over the salmon filets.

 

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add oil, followed by the salmon.

 

Allow to cook until bottom is blackened, about 5 minutes.

 

While it is cooking, make the yogurt sauce by combining the yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice and olive oil.

 

Season lightly with salt.

 

When the salmon is cooked on both sides, slide onto a plate and top with the sauce.

 

 

Serve and enjoy!

This healthy recipe is posted from TheFitFoodist. Visit the site for more healthy and delicious recipes especially for runners.

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