Salmon Steaks

Written by Jared Vincenti
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Modern nutritionists fear that humans don't get enough omega-3 fatty acids in their diets. It is speculated that early humans lived off much more seafood than we do now, and our diets may be deficient in nutrients in seafood. Omega-3 fatty acids are precursors to the body's own anti-inflammatories, and may also play a role in mood functions and depression.

The best source of omega-3 fatty acids are oily fish, especially salmon. Salmon has other nutritional values in addition--it is a great source of protein, and contains very little mercury. The best way to cook salmon for the most omega-3 fatty acids is by grilling or broiling it. The fillets or steaks that are cut from the fish are very rich in protein and nutrients.

Preparing Salmon Steaks

Salmon steaks are best cooked hot on a grill. They take most seasonings well, especially lemon, thyme, dill, and other savory herbs. Alternately, many people use minimal seasoning on salmon, since it has a rich flavor on its own. Salmon grills quickly, and you can tell when it's done cooking by scraping the top. If it flakes, the meat is done.

Salmon steaks are usually cut from a large fish, most often a King Salmon. While you can get salmon steaks at most grocers, it has probably been frozen. Frozen steaks usually need more seasoning because some of the natural flavor is lost in the freezing and thawing. To avoid this, you can order salmon steaks directly from a seafood company. Many of these businesses can get your meat to you in just a day, ensuring a fresh catch.

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