Thursday, May 14, 2009

Salmon Sez

By Judith Garfield

It’s been said the secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat healthfully, sleep sufficiently, work industriously, and…lie about your age.

This is great advice, but it’s difficult to do if you own a magnifying mirror.

My recommendation: if you want to keep thinking you look as young as you feel - ditch the mirror.

Magnifying mirrors should come with warning labels. “Approach with great caution. May be hazardous to your health and cause heart palpitations, fainting, and serious depression.”

We can run to the dermatologist to be refreshed and rejuvenated, but this usually involves needles and machines that make disturbing noises.

Or… we can eat foods that are said to be anti-aging, like nuts, grains, leafy greens, and salmon.

I’m going with the salmon.

Salmon is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which is supposed to reduce the body’s production of inflammatory substances that can cause wrinkles and dehydration. One very famous dermatologist recommends eating it up to ten times a week for optimum results.

I love this simple, delicious salmon recipe from my cousin Donna. She is a great cook and has a beautiful complexion.

4 salmon filets
juice of one lemon
l large purple onion, sliced thin
2 T olive oil
2 T balsamic vinegar

Brush salmon with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Squeeze lemon over salmon. Grill for 8-12 minutes, turning once.

Put olive oil in non-stick pan. Add onions and cook on low heat until they begin to caramelize, about 15 minutes. When ready to serve, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and heat through.

To serve, top salmon with onions.

For really great salmon and recipe tips, visit Metropolitan Sea Food in Clinton. Kyle, Colin, and all the guys are happy to share fish stories and delicious samples.

There is no empirical evidence that eating salmon will make you look younger, but as the old vaudeville joke goes, it couldn’t hoyt.


Anonymous said...

Great recipe and great advice on the magnifying mirror ----- I'm up to 7x magnification and there's no denying my age any longer. Problem is if I ditch the mirror I'll be putting eyeliner on my lips!

Anonymous said...

Great recipe LC (or LC's cuz more acurately), sounds delicious. But 10x's a week, that's a lot of salmon I must sez

naomi galimidi said...

I am the ultimate cheater - Omega 3 vitamins are my salmon substitute. Hopefully I won't regret this shortcut when I'm your age, cuz Judy!

Anonymous said...

I've made this dish and its super easy and delish!!
...and you both have a fabulous complexion:)

Anonymous said...

internet trolling seems to reveal that salmon IS relatively low in mercury & therefore "safe". phew. in my opinion salmon makes the tastiest sushi, so...phew