Omega-3 Salad (with crispy skin)

Fresh Wild Caught Salmon Filet
Arugula & Baby Romaine with Tofu & Edamame
Dijon Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

Crispy Skin Salmon Filet

Rinse the filet, then pat dry with paper towels. Season with fresh ground pepper and a modest amount of sea salt. Heat a non-stick skillet on high. Add canola oil, wait a few seconds then put the salmon, skin side down, on the hot oil. Turn the heat to medium high. Cook until the skin is crispy, flip, and cook the other side just briefly.

Cook frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans) in boiling water. Drain and bring to room temperature. Cut firm tofu in small dice. Toss wild arugula and baby romaine with Dijon Walnut Oil Vinaigrette. Plate the lettuces and top with tofu and edamame. Drizzle a bit more vinaigrette over the tofu and edamame.

Dijon Walnut Oil Vinaigrette
  • 2 t. minced garlic
  • 2 t. minced shallot
  • 2 T. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 t. sea salt
  • 1/4 t. freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 c sherry vinegar
  • 1 c. walnut oil
Put all ingredients in a jar, screw on the lid, and shake very well.

Place salmon atop the salad, lovely crispy skin side up.
This salad is rich in fish and non-fish sources of omega-3.

The omega-3 fatty acids in fish are good for your heart. Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of unsaturated fatty acid that's thought to reduce inflammation throughout the body. They are also believed to improve learning ability in children, decrease triglycerides, lower blood pressure, reduce blood clotting, enhance immune function and improve arthritis symptoms. Other non-fish food options that do contain some omega-3 fatty acids include flaxseed, flaxseed oil, walnuts, canola oil, soybeans and soybean oil.

Quickfire Napa Valley Chardonnay, Top Chef Selection

Neat find and a surprisingly good value: A full-bodied Chardonnay with crisp acidity of citrus, vanilla bean and flinty mineral accents. This Napa Valley wine was hand crafted for Top Chef to be balanced and compliment a wide range of food styles. Suggested retail is $19, on sale with discount at Vons supermarket for under $15. We're fans of Top Chef, especially Top Chef Stephanie Izard (our dinner with her here). Quickfire Chardonnay pairs great with this Omega-3 Salad!

(my heart health story here)