Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fats. These fats help reduce blood clotting in the arteries and protects from hardening of the arteries. Our bodies do not produce these fats so it is important we eat foods—like salmon and walnuts—that are good sources of them.
Maple syrup in a food that is central to Ojibwe culture and food. Because it was labor intensive to collect the sap and boil it down into syrup, it was often used sparingly as just a seasoning by Ojibwe ancestors. In modern days, we know that maple syrup is high in natural sugars so using it sparingly – as Ojibwe ancestors did – is still a wise idea.
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp garlic power or garlic salt
- 1 pound salmon
- In a small bowl, mix maple syrup, soy sauce, minced garlic, garlic salt or powder and black pepper.
- Place salmon in a shallow glass baking dish and coat with the maple syrup mixture. Cover the dish and marinate salmon in the refrigerator, turning once.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake salmon uncovered for 20 minutes or until easily flaked with fork.
Per serving: 265 calories; 12.4 g (9.9 g are healthy fat); 14.1 g carbohydrate; 23.2 g protein. Serves 4