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I can’t tell you how many people tell me they love fish, but have absolutely no idea how to cook it. My friend told me it’s so intimidating, that she does a drive-by at the seafood counter, but hangs her head in shame for not knowing what to do with it, and just passes it by.
Au contraire… fish is SO easy. This recipe really isn’t even a recipe. It’s one ingredient. That’s it. Just fish.
Salmon is a great fish for babies. It’s incredibly rich in vitamins A, B12, D as well as the mineral selenium, and it is an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids. They’re called “essential” because the body can’t manufacture them, so they have to be acquired through diet, and it’s important that your baby is getting them (say why it is important). Salmon was one of the first proteins that I gave Kenya and he loved it. Not only could he hold it in his little hand, but he ate it so quickly, I couldn’t make enough. I don’t think I started eating salmon until I was in my 20’s!
Although it’s almost double the price of farm raised fish, I buy Kenya wild salmon. Wholefoods, Trader Joe’s and other high quality markets regularly have it in stock. With all the unknowns about contamination in our waters, I think it’s worth the extra price. I also steam other types of fish for this recipe such as cod, snapper, tilapia and whitefish. Try to stay away from tuna, mackerel and swordfish which are high in mercury. When in doubt, ask your fish monger. They can usually give you great suggestions.

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Simple Salmon

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Author: Catherine McCord
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1/4 pound salmon, or other fish of your choice

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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

    Comments

    1. Sounds great, I love simple recipes and with salmon you really don’t need to dress it up. We’re having a salmon recipe contest and awarding the winner with 15 Pounds of Wild Salmon – three separate 5-pound shipments. We’d love to have you enter this recipe or another favorite. Check it out at http://marxfoods.com. Or if you’d just like to browse all the submissions, they can be viewed at http://marxfood.com

    2. Hi – Sounds way to simple, can’t wait to try it. One quesiton: Do you use the same steamer setup as for blanching vegetables? thanks! Love all your recipes, Keep up the good work!

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