We love, love salmon and this has quickly become one of our top 5 favorite recipes! We typically make Salmon with an Asian seasoning or some lemon/garlic/pepper; however, this weekend was super hot in the swamp aka Gainesville, FL so we wanted something SUMMERY! The chia seed jam summer salmon was born. Talk about a meal loaded with omega-3s (heart eyes)!
Patrick and I like to try and have some kind of low-mercury/high omega-3 fish (90% of the time salmon, sometimes tuna) twice a week. The American Heart Associate recommends consuming 8oz of fish a week (12oz a week for pregnancy). Research has shown that regular consumption of seafood rich in omega-3s reduces the risk of dying from heart disease by 36 percent. Heart disease, as mentioned in Can you include red meat in a healthy diet?, is the number one cause of death (both men and women). That’s why its super important to include an adequate amount of omega-3s in your diet! Heart + brain health!!
If you’re typically not a fan of salmon and/or just want to switch it up for summer- THIS IS AN AMAZING recipe. We promise you guys will not be disappointed.
recipe adapted from: publix
ingredients for salmon
- 3 tablespoons chopped pecan pieces
- 1/4 cup panko bread crumb
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 4 salmon fillets [about 1 lb]
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, we used Himalayan [has lighter taste]
ingredients for chia seed jam – this takes only 5 minutes to make and is so worth it!
- 2 heaping cups of frozen mixed berries [or fruit of your choice]
- 3/4 C water
- 1-2 Tbsp of Pure Maple Syrup
- 4 Tbsp Chia Seeds
recipe for chia seed jam
- Place berries and water in a small sauce pot- turn on medium heat- and bring to boil. Stirring occasionally.
- Use a fork or spoon to help the fruit breakdown
- Once liquid has been absorbed and the jam is your desired consistency [we prefer some clumps of fruit], remove pan from heat and add maple syrup + chia seeds.
- Whisk for about 5 minutes to make sure chia seeds don’t clump up on you
recipe for salmon
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with foil. Chop pecans and place in medium bowl; stir in bread crumbs and oil until combined.
- Place salmon on baking sheet; season with pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Spread chia seed jam over salmon [we used a lot- about 12 tsp or more of chia seed jam]; divide pecan mixture evenly over preserves.
We hope you guys love + enjoy this delicious summer salmon recipe!
-The Neilan Family-