On this #filetFriday I am featuring one of my favorite filets — Wild Caught Salmon! Salmon is very easy to make and loaded with Omega-3 and Vitamin D. Today I prepared mine with a tbsp of raw honey, some cayenne pepper and a slice of lemon. Cook on 350 degrees for 16 minutes and voila! Complement your salmon with a tasty side of broccoli, green beans or asparagus.
When purchasing salmon you should always choose wild Alaskan salmon or Wild Sockeye Salmon instead of farmed salmon. This great article on WildForSalmon.com explores the large differences between the two types, but in general farmed salmon are fed horomones, are more susceptible to illnesses and have a higher mercury rate than wild salmon. Often, the salmon served in restaurants is farmed unless stated otherwise in their menu.
My family purchases the wild sockeye salmon at Costco. Kirtland brand of 3 pounds of wild sockeye salmon filets runs around $30.