One of the most important things you can do for your heart is to eat properly. Maintaining a healthy diet is the most important way you can stay in good health. Additionally, eating heart-healthy foods can help to improve your cholesterol and protect your arteries from plaques and other blockages that can put you in the hospital. These foods include lots of omega-3 fatty acids that can lower triglycerides and other bad cholesterol in your arteries. Here are two recipes that will help keep you and your heart in great shape.
- 1⁄4 cup of kosher salt
- 1/2 tablespoon of dried basil
- 1/2 tablespoon of fresh ground black pepper
- 1 crushed bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
- A dash of cayenne pepper
- 1 medium white onion
- 1 lemon
- 1 salmon, boned, filleted, and split (about 2 pounds of filets)
- Extra virgin olive oil
Combine the salt, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, cayenne pepper, bay leaf, and pepper in a blender and pulse the ingredients together until combined. Put the salmon filets on a piece of tinfoil, leaving plenty of room on the sides. Coat the salmon with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle the seasoning mixture on the filets.
Cut the lemon and onion into slices and lay them over the salmon. Use another piece of tinfoil and seal the salmon in the two pieces of foil. Place the salmon in a 350 degree oven and cook for 20 minutes. Remove the salmon and open the tinfoil pouch. Pull the fish off the skin and serve immediately.
Salmon Fish Tacos
- 1 teaspoon of cumin
- 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
- 1 pound of salmon filets
- 12 6-inch corn tortillas
- 1 cup of cabbage, shredded
- 1/2 cup of Roma tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tablespoon of jalapeno slices
- 3 tablespoons of chopped red onion
Combine the onion, tomatoes, jalapeno, and cabbage in a bowl and set aside. Coat the salmon filets in salt, pepper, cumin, and paprika and pan fry in 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Once it is cooked through and crispy on both sides, remove from the heat. This should take approximately 7 minutes. In another pan, warm the corn tortillas. When they are warm, lay down 2 tortillas on top of each other and place 1/6th of the salmon on top of it. Add 1/6th of the cabbage mixture and repeat with the remaining plates. Serve it warm.
These two recipes will help keep you healthy and give you a lot of flavor so that you will want to continue making heart healthy food. Click here for more info on cardiac care.