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From Our Kitchen To Yours: Mediterranean Style Grilled Salmon



Picture this: the sound of salmon sizzling gently on the grill, its aroma mingling with the freshness of basil, parsley, and garlic. Our Grilled Salmon with Herb Infusion isn't just a feast for the senses; it's a nutritious delight tailored to seniors' needs.


Why this recipe? Well, besides being an absolute delight for the senses, it packs a powerful punch of nutrition perfectly suited for seniors. Salmon, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, is a superstar for heart health and cognitive function, making it a must-have in any senior's diet.


Paired with nutrient-dense herbs like basil and parsley, bursting with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, this dish offers a delicious way to support overall well-being.


But it's not just about what's on the plate; it's about the joy of gathering around the grill, savoring each moment with loved ones while nourishing both body and soul. So, fire up that grill or preheat the broiler, and let's embark on a culinary journey that's as nourishing as it is delightful!


INGREDIENTS:


2 – 4 oz salmon filets

2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil

1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

1 tsp minced fresh garlic

2 tsp lemon juice

salt and cracked black pepper – to taste

4 green olives - chopped

2 lemon slices (thin)

extra-virgin olive oil for cooking


DIRECTIONS:


  1. Coat your grill or broiler pan with canola oil.

  2. Position the cooking rack 4 to 6 inches from the heat source.

  3. Brush the fish with extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. In a small bowl, combine the basil, parsley, minced garlic and lemon juice.

  5. Place the fish on the grill or pan.

  6. Grill over high heat.

  7. When the edges turn opaque, about 3 - 4 minutes, turn fish over.

  8. Reduce the heat and lower the broiler pan further away (about 4 inches) if using the oven as your heat source.

  9. Top each filet with equal amounts of the basil-garlic mixture.

  10. Grill about 4 minutes longer until the fish is opaque throughout, or when tested with an instant read thermometer (145o F).

  11. Remove the salmon and place on warm plates.

  12. Garnish with olives and lemon slices.


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