Creamy salmon with a summer flair

One late summer day, I was not feeling like cooking. I was not in the mood of peeling and chopping too many vegetables. I wanted something delicious yet delicious to feed my family. This creamy salmon recipe was just right for the moment.

Creamy salmon with tomatoes and basil

Wild-caught salmon vs farm-raised

according to science wild-caught salmon contains a good ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6. It also, has more vitamins and minerals that our bodies could benefit from.

Farm-raised salmon, on the other hand, is simply the opposite of its counterpart. While it is a good source of Omega #, it also has a great deal of Omega 6. It is more likely to be contaminated with all sorts of pollutant due to its surrounding environment.

According to the nutritionist, Kelly Schmidt: ” The difference in the nutrition breakdown between farmed and wild fish is due to the diet the salmon is fed. Wild salmon eats other organisms found in its natural environment, where farmed fish are fed a higher-fat processed diet to produce larger fish.”

In conclusion, it is best to consume the wild-caught salmon than the farm-raised one. Read more on this matter over here

Creamy salmon with tomatoes and basil

Is cream good for you?

The wide-spread conception is that whipping cream causes high blood cholesterol and may lead to heart disease. But lately, we have been hearing about how good fat is good for your overall health.

According to Healthline” The fat in heavy whipping cream is primarily saturated fat, which was long thought to contribute to the development of heart disease. However, current research does not show a strong link between dairy fat intake and heart disease. In fact, emerging research suggests that eating saturated fat may help protect against heart disease.”

It also goes on to mention that “Heavy whipping cream also contains choline and vitamins A, D, E, and K, all of which play vital roles in your health.”

After all, moderation is key to good nutrients. If you wanna read more about cream head over here.

Creamy Salmon with tomatoes and basil

Good use of summer harvest

This recipe calls for tomatoes, basil, and parsley, which are the ultimate summer combination. Even though parsley does not grow well in a warm climate, if grown in the shade it might survive the summer. Even better, the quick-cooking method preserves their fresh flavors.

Creamy salmon with a summer flair
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Creamy Salmon With Tomatoes & Basil

A quick delicious recipe to go with your pasta.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword healthy summer recipes, Salmon recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 324kcal
Author Mama the Passionate Gardener

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 lb Salmon, skinned and cleaned
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/4 cup bazil. chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika

Instructions

  • Preheat a skillet then add the cooking oil of your choice.
  • Cut the salmon into bite-size pieces, then add to the ooilto brown on all sides.
  • Remove the fish with a slotted spoon, and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, sautee the chopped garlic without allowing it to burn.
  • Then add in the tomatoes and herbs.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and paprika. Saute everything for a few minutes.
  • Then pour in the cream and give it a quick stir. Then add the parmesan along with the salmon.
  • Bring them to a quick boil and cook for two minutes. The fish will continues cooking with the heat.
  • Serve with your choice of pasta.

Nutrition

Calories: 324kcal

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