Zesty Orange Salmon Rub & Weight of the Nation
I hope everyone’s week is going swimmingly. Mine has shaped up very much since last week – that’s for sure, so, not complaining!
I took last night off from training (but back tonight!) and I have another simple recipe for you in the form of yet another fish rub/marinade.
Are you seeing a trend? I’m just in a fishy mood lately.
Now, I used salmon for this (which was excellent) but this same mix would also be great on a nice flakey white fish, like cod perhaps.
This one is more of a rub since it only offers a little coating of “liquid” by the way, so it doesn’t require any marinating beforehand, etc.
Zesty Orange Salmon Rub
Yeild: Enough for 2 filets
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 6—10 minutes
- 1 tsp orange rind
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- For first ingredient, finely grate a piece of orange rind until you have enough to fill one tsp.
- Combine all DRY ingredients (not orange juice) in small bowl.
- Pour orange juice in a different bowl and then dip salmon filets into it so that both sides of filet have a coating.
- Transfer salmon to bowl with spices and “dip” each side of the filet so it is has a good amount on each side. (note: it wont be completely encrusted with spices, but they should be spread out evenly on filet)
- Sear salmon on stove in a heated medium skillet. About 3-4 minutes per side depending on thickness of filet.
I, of course served mine along some cous cous (which is my favorite to pair with fish!) and some steamed broccoli and cauliflower.
Now, after dinner, I actually spent some time watching another documentary.
You can thank Paula for this one.
So I hunkered down with
my Torrance’s iPad and went to town watching the first episode.
This one is not strictly food related like my other documentary binge I had. It focuses on America’s obesity epidemic. The first episode is about an hour long and has some awesome info. It focuses on the consequences of obesity. I actually had to fast forward through a couple spots (I am ADD), but it talks a lot about heart disease and studies that they have done/are doing in regards to the connection with childhood obesity and obesity as an adult.
The thing I found really interesting about this one is it talked a lot about the relationship between poverty/income and obesity. 9 out of 10 of our heaviest states in the US are also our poorest. They didn’t specifically say this (unless I fast forwarded through this part) but I’m sure that has a lot to do with inexpensive processed foods we have.
It also touched on how the percentage of obesity has risen like crazy since the 80’s.
Another fun fact (or reminder really) was a doctor that described his sadness in the fact that this is something that is 97% preventable. It’s not an act of nature, or something that just happens like some types of cancer. It is something that we can actually be proactive in.
Lot’s of good info and very interesting! I definitely recommend checking it out!
I’m off to start the day. I. need. breakfast.
Have a good one!
- I need some new veggie sides – what are some of your favorite veggies and/or ways to serve them?
- What is your least favorite meal of the day?
For me, lunch. I am usually at somewhat of a loss for it. I love breakfast foods (eggs, mmm!) and I love dinner because I actually get to cook.
- In one word – describe what you think about America’s obesity epidemic. (sad, scary, annoying, etc) You can elaborate if you want, I am just curious what one word comes to mind first.
For me, it is “sad.”