12 December, 2021
Oven-Baked Pecan Crusted SalmonComments : 4 Posted in : American, Brunch or Lunch, Fish on by : Cook Plate Fork Tags: baked salmon, farmed salmon, iron skillet cooking, pecan crusted salmon, Salmon, wild caught salmon
You might think Pecan Crusted Salmon is a fancy restaurant dish that you can’t make at home. But you can and it’s really easy to make.
Wild caught fish is the best fish to eat. The following are 3 reasons why farmed fish is bad or dangerous for your health.
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The Dangers Of Eating Farmed Fish
One of the biggest risks you take when you take a bite of farm-raised fish for dinner is that you’re taking a big bite of dioxin.
The World Health Organization says that dioxins are found throughout the world in the environment and they accumulate in the food chain, mainly in the fatty tissue of animals.
Scientists have found that dioxin levels in farmed fish are 11 times higher than those of wild caught fish.
Once dioxin is consumed it can stay in your body from 7 – 10 years and is linked to immune system problems and organ damage in humans.
A Scientific study reported finding that mice given farm raised salmon to eat had developed metabolic syndrome as well as the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
According to the researchers, the reasons for metabolic syndrome and blood sugar problems is because farmed fish are contaminated with persistent organic pollutants or POPs which have shown to cause insulin resistance and obesity.
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You know that beautiful pink color salmon have? It is a natural color to wild caught salmon only.
Farmed salmon have a chemical added to their flesh called canthaxanthin – which can cause problems with the pigments in the retina of your eye (Food Additives & Contaminates).
Wild Caught Salmon Considered Superior
If you ask the experts about the advantages of wild-caught salmon over farmed salmon, they will point to the superior flavor and texture of wild-caught salmon, as well as its ideal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids.
They would note that farmed salmon is actually higher in pro-inflammatory and disease-promoting omega-6 fatty acids.
Oven-Baked Pecan Crusted Salmon
4 individual salmon fillets
1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Preheat oven to 375°F and lightly brush the bottom of a cast iron skillet with avocado oil.
In a small bowl, combine pecans, parsley, garlic, olive oil, salt & pepper.
Spread the topping evenly over the salmon filets.
Bake salmon for 20 minutes, or until fish is fully cooked and easily flakes with a fork.
Plate and serve.
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