The Chia seed crusted salmon is heart healthy for not one but two reasons:
- Salmon is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, it reduces triglycerides and increases HDL (good) cholesterol Jaime says. Salmon also changes LDL particle size to decrease cardiovascular risk.
- Chia Seeds contain plant based omega 3 fatty acids, which reduces inflammation and risk of stroke and heart attack.
So here is Jaime’s chia seed salmon crusted recipe:
6 wild salmon fillets
1/4 cup of Dijon mustard
1/3 cup of black chia seeds
1/4 cup of Soy Sauce or Coconut Aminos
1/4 cup avocado oil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Stir together the mustard and soy sauce and then rub/marinate all over the salmon.
Spread the chia seeds on a plate, and then place what would be the skin-side of the salmon on the seeds to coat the fillet.
Heat 1/2 the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Sear the salmon in two batches, seeded-side down, until browned around the edges and the seeds are set and form a crust, about 3 minutes per batch. Transfer the salmon, seeded-side up, to a baking sheet greased with the remainder of the oil. Transfer to the oven and bake until cooked through, about 10 minutes.
Adapted from this recipe