Healthy Heart: Salmon

Cardiovascular disease is no joke, and unfortunately for us women, the risk of it increases once we reach the menopause tollbooth. According to 34 Menopause Symptoms, estrogen helps fight against heart disease. So when estrogen levels decrease during menopause, we are at higher risk of developing the disease. That’s why it is essential to stay healthy and keep your cholesterol levels low.

That being said, I have been playing around with new ingredients to keep my heart healthy and cholesterol down. I stumbled across this salmon recipe that is divine. Salmon is an amazing fish, full of healthy unsaturated fats. This recipe also uses garlic oil, which is known to lower cholesterol.

INGREDIENTS:

  • salmon healthy recipe1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 ½ tablespoons garlic oil
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • 2 diced tomatoes
  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 dashes hot sauce
  • Salt, pepper, and paprika to taste

 

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil and cook the rice according to package instructions. It should cook in about 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the garlic oil in a skillet over medium heat. Season the salmon fillets with salt, pepper, dill, and paprika. Cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side until tender enough to break apart. Break salmon into cubes with fork. Combine with the tomatoes, garlic, and lemon juice. Continue cooking until salmon is easily flaked with a fork.
  3. Mix the parsley, Parmesan cheese, butter, and hot pepper sauce into the skillet, and continue cooking 1 to 2 minutes, until well mixed. Serve over the cooked rice.

This tasty dish is healthy and easy to make! It works as a light dinner or lunch (and serves two). Salmon and garlic work to lower cholesterol and give you plenty of energy throughout the day. I hope you enjoy it!

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