Herb Crusted Salmon

Herb Crusted Salmon: I am not much of a meat eater but I do love fish. That means that you will see more fish than meat recipes throughout the website. Fish is a great protein source to have in your diet. It contains many important nutrients such as vitamins A & D and also omega-3 fatty acids (what we call good fats).

Fish such as Salmon, Tuna, Sardines and Mackerel are high in these nutrients, and tinned versions are just as good as fresh. Here in New Zealand we are lucky as Kahawai and Mussels are readily available, reasonably priced and are packed full of good nutrients.

One great thing that you get from including tinned Salmon, Sardine or Mackerel dishes is that they contain the bones (do eat them, they are a little crunchy) which give you a boost of calcium and magnesium. The calcium boost they give is important for those of us who need an alternative source to dairy foods. I aim to include at least one fresh and one canned fish meal per week. Fresh or smoked Salmon is saved for a treat; with the smoked a little goes a long way and can add extra flavour to a dish using tinned Salmon. However, Kahawai is a weekly dish in our house – fresh or as Smoked Fish Pie.

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