Recipe (vitamin D and zinc): Honey Sesame Salmon
2-3 lbs salmon fillets
¼ cup soy sauce, tamari* or coconut aminos**
¼ cup sesame oil
1 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons honey or coconut nectar
1” of ginger, shredded or 1 teaspoon ginger powder
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons diced green onions or chives
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Mix soy sauce/tamari/aminos, sesame oil, lemon juice, honey/coconut nectar and ginger together to make a marinade.
Place salmon in a glass dish and cover with marinade. Let sit for a few hours or overnight.
Heat a large cast iron frying pan over medium heat and add coconut oil.
Place salmon in pan skin side down and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Pour marinade into the pan, lower the heat and cook for 3-5 more minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork.
Sprinkle with diced green onions/chives and sesame seeds.
Serve and Enjoy!
Tip: Wild salmon can contain up to 4 times the amount of vitamin D as farmed (Atlantic) salmon. It is also high in omega 3 acids in contrast to the farmed salmon which is packed with inflammatory omega 6 fatty acids and high in PCBs (cancer causing industrial chemicals).
Notes: *Tamari is a type of naturally fermented soy sauce made without or little wheat (read labels); and specifically a Japanese form of soy sauce, traditionally made as a byproduct of miso paste.
** Coconut aminos are a low-glycemic, vegan, and gluten-free alternative to soy sauce made from aged sap of coconut blossoms and salt with 17 amino acids and about 65% less sodium than regular soy sauce.