Salmon and Yammon

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It’s not every day that you discover a new favorite meal, let alone one that’s easy to make.  But this meal here, just some salmon and a yam, is definitely one of my new favorites, and it could hardly be any easier to make.  Kim found the maple salmon recipe; for the yam, you just bake it at 350F for an hour, then add butter.

I generally love seafood, but have stayed away from salmon because the first and only time I ever tried it, a few years ago, it was really fishy-tasting and gross.  But since I’ve been learning about how screwed up our omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid balance is -- it should be close to a 1:1 ratio but in the typical American it’s more like 10:1 or 20:1 -- I’ve really wanted to get more omega-3 in my diet.  And oily fish like salmon are pretty much the only significant dietary source of omega-3.

So I mentioned to Kim that I wanted to try salmon again, and she found that recipe and cooked it up for me.  It was amazing, and I’ve been making it about twice a week now.  And this is just farm-raised Atlantic salmon (from Wegmans); I can’t imagine how good the wild-caught Coho and King salmon that Rolly’s been telling me about might be.

Posted by Anthony on 2 replies


01. Mar 15, 2011 at 10:28pm by Mom:

I’ve tried to get you kids to eat both of these with no success.  I’m so glad your taste buds have finally matured, just as I predicted.  Bon appetit!

02. Mar 16, 2011 at 02:16am by Anthony:

Sorry mom, but I think it’s your memory that’s maturing :)
I’ve always liked and eaten yams, including the ones that you made while I was growing up.  And if you tried to feed me salmon, it must have been before I became self-aware, because I remember you trying to feed me all kinds of stuff I didn’t want -- liver, brussel sprouts, peppers, onions -- but never salmon.

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