Wild salmon vs farmed salmon, which should you buy?
Apart from the fact that salmon is delicious, it is incredibly good for you. It is recommended to eat salmon twice a week for all of the heart healthy benefits it provides.
So, does it make a difference which kind of salmon you buy. It does indeed. Like cattle ranches, salmon farms are packed so dense that disease and infection are a constant battle.
Sea lice in particular are a real threat, and while there are some fish that pick up sea lice in the wild it is much less common and it doesn't infect whole schools. Salmon farms on the other hand, have to pump pesticides into the food supply to control the sea lice.
PCB's are another problem with farmed salmon. The levels run far higher in farmed salmon than in wild salmon, to the tune of 16 times more PCB's in farmed salmon than wild salmon.
There is no question, salmon is good for you. However the farmed stuff is higher in contaminants, and flame retardants. In addition farmed salmon has twice the fat of wild salmon.
If this doesn't motivate you to buy wild salmon, get ready, genetically modified salmon, or transgenic salmon, is on its way. The company, AquaBounty, is in the approval process with the FDA.
So, always opt for wild salmon.
These are easy salmon recipes anyone can make. The salmon comes out so nice and crisp and with the beurre blanc sauce it is so delicious. As well, the beurre blanc pairs really well with the sauteed greens. It's just a perfect combination.
Seared Salmon with beurre blanc on top of sauteed greens and potato croquettes with green onion aioli.
Brined and air dried salmon fillets, resting on paper towels to prevent any moisture buildup, between the salmon and the plate.
Dredge the salmon fillets in the flour on the presentation side only. Tap to knock off any excess flour.
Look at that golden brown color, beautiful.
Salmon after 24 hours in brine.
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