Tamari Sesame Glazed Salmon

Tamari Sesame Glazed Salmon

Between 40-70 per cent of Canadians are vitamin D deficient during the winter months—and adults who have low vitamin D levels are more likely to report having had a recent cough, cold, or upper respiratory tract infection. According to Holistic Nutritionist Joy McCarthy, a great way to get vitamin D in your diet is through cold water fatty fish like salmon. Here's one of her favourite salmon recipes that incorporates essential vitamin D, as well as other minerals to boost your immune system to keep you healthy.

Cold water, fatty fish like salmon are a great source of vitamin D to help you boost your immune system. Shown is Joy McCarthy's tamari sesame glazed salmon, plated beside a leafy green salad on a white plate.

Ingredients

4 Salmon filets
2 Green onions
1/2 cup Tamari sauce
2 tbsp coconut sugar
1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
2 garlic cloves
1 lime or small orange (juice and zest)
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
4 tbsp sesame seeds

Preparation

Place salmon in a shallow glass or baking dish. Place green onion and remaining ingredients (except herbs for garnish) in a blender or food processor and pulse or blend just to combine. Pour 3/4 of the marinade over the salmon and marinate for 30 minutes. Reserve 1/4 of the marinade for basting when cooking the salmon.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake for 15-20 minutes until done (depending how thick salmon is). When done, remove from oven sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve salmon with fresh chopped cilantro.

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Yield: Serves four

 

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