A few weeks ago I discovered the True North Salmon Company – a North American company that sells hormone & antibiotic-free, sustainably caught, farmed Atlantic salmon. I was really excited about this because Atlantic salmon is my favourite (its the really thick, juicy kind), but unfortunately most farmed Atlantic salmon is treated with hormones & antibiotics on a regular basis, and is injected with dye to give them a bright ‘salmon pink’ hue. Not the case with True North! And, you can buy it at most major grocery stores, and one large salmon fillet is about $20 – $25.
Salmon is so important to include in your diet on a regular basis because it’s one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for the health of your brain, skin, digestive and nervous systems.
Upon my discovery of True North Salmon Company I developed an amazing recipe that is a must-try this summer (or any time of year really). Enjoy!
Maple Ginger Cedar-Plank Salmon
1 large salmon fillet
4 tsp soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free)
2 tsp real maple syrup
1 tsp grapeseed or avocado oil
1 tsp ground ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cedar plank (soak for 2 hours)
Soak your cedar plank in water for 2 hours prior to cooking.
Whisk all the ingredients together for the marinade.
Place salmon in a glass baking dish or zip-lock bag, cover with marinade, and marinate in fridge for 1 hour or more.
When you’re ready to start cooking, heat your BBQ to 450F (really hot), and heat the plank for about 5 – 10 minutes.
Place marinated salmon fillet on the plank, close the BBQ and cook for about 8 – 10 minutes.
Remove from BBQ, cover with foil and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut and serve with sweet potato fries & a fresh summer salad.