Alaska Salmon Satay Skewers - full of nutrition and vitamins

These Alaska Salmon Satay Skewers are full of nutrition and vitamins, high in protein and low in fat. Alaska is a large and sparsely populated state and is one of the world’s largest seafood exporters. Seafood is Alaska’s most valuable renewable resource. Seafood from Alaska is wild, natural and sustainable.

Alaska Salmon Satay Skewers

Nutritional benefits of eating wild Alaska seafood:

Protein: Seafood from Alaska is an excellent source of lean protein as well as other important vitamins and minerals including amino acids, selenium, vitamins E, C, D, and A. Eating this complete high-quality protein builds and maintains lean body mass, regulates metabolism and builds stronger muscles which results in greater mobility, strength, and dexterity.

Vitamins found in Alaska seafood:

Vitamin E
Benefits include balancing cholesterol (it acts as a protective antioxidant that fights against cholesterol oxidation that causes damage in the body). It is also brilliant for repairing skin; strengthening the capillary walls acting as a natural anti-ageing nutrient as well as decreasing signs of acne and eczema due to the vitamin being absorbed by the epidermis layer. It also is known to thicken hair.

Vitamin C
This vitamin is needed for the maintenance and protection of cells. It helps with preventing the DNA in the skin from reacting with sunlight and causing discolouration or even precancerous cells. The body also uses vitamin C to help heal injuries to the skin and aids hair growth.

Vitamin D
Research has shown that vitamin D may play an important role in regulating mood swings and warding off depression.

Vitamin A
This Vitamin is crucial for good vision. Vitamin A is part of the rhodopsin molecule, which is activated when light shines on the retina and it sends a signal to the brain, which results in vision.

Besides all those lovely vitamins, did you know there are so many minerals found in Alaska seafood?

Zinc
Increases immunity and fights things like the common cold. Zinc can interfere with the molecular process, exerting an antiviral effect by attaching itself to receptors in the nasal epithelial cells and fighting illnesses. It is also great for supporting liver health, digestion and plays a very important role in fertility.

Iron
Iron is known to make the skin glow. A lack of iron causes haemoglobin levels to decrease resulting in the subsequent reduction of red blood cells. A dose of iron can prevent this from happening.

Selenium
This micro mineral is used by our cells to create enzymes that help clear waste products and it also helps protect our DNA from damage.

Calcium
The body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. It also helps with cardiac muscle protection, weight management, the prevention of kidney stones and dental care.

Omega-3: Seafood from Alaska is packed with the healthy omega-3 fatty acids, essential to the human body. DHA and EPA help to ensure a healthy heart, brain, immune system, vision, nerve cells, and gums.

Every species of salmon found in Alaska is full of the healthy Omega-3 fatty acids DHA & EPA. Wild Alaska sockeye is the most abundant in the UK to buy and is renowned for its vibrant red flesh.
  • 85g of sockeye salmon contains 
  • 23g of Protein
  • 730mg of Omega-3s 
  • 4.7g of fat
Wild salmon is the perfect addition to help maintain a rich diet. It is high in protein and low in fat which is the perfect combination for training sessions and because of the high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids that it contains. This helps with the recovery of joints and muscle soreness, allowing the body to train for a longer period of time and at a higher intensity.

Canned Alaska Salmon is full of nutrition and full of high-quality protein:

Canned salmon is full of lean high-quality protein. Canned salmon from Alaska contains both sockeye (red salmon) or pink salmon. A 213g can of wild pink salmon contains:
  • 43g of Protein
  • 16 Vitamin D
  • 0g Carbohydrates
Canned salmon comes in two forms, skin & bone and skinless & boneless. The benefits of skin & bone salmon are that it falls apart easily and it is full of calcium. A 213g can of skin & bone pink salmon has 240mg of calcium. The body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. It also helps with cardiac muscle protection, weight management, the prevention of kidney stones and dental care. This is a benefit that skinless & boneless cans don’t have.

Where to buy:

Alaska seafood is available at all major supermarkets including Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, ASDA, Morrisons, Iceland, Aldi, and Lidl.
  • Alaska salmon is found in fillets (chilled and frozen), canned and smoked. 
  • Alaska pollock is sold in frozen fillets by most supermarkets including Ocado and Iceland.
  • Canned salmon from Alaska is sold by John West, Princes and many own brand labels.
Both wild salmon and pollock can both be cooked from frozen.


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Alaska Salmon Satay Skewers

Alaska Salmon Satay Skewers

Alaska Salmon Satay Skewers are full of nutrition and vitamins!
prep time: 30 Mcook time: 6 Mtotal time: 36 M

ingredients:

  • 4 x 125g fillets wild Alaska salmon
  • 70g crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 2 medium courgettes, sliced
  • A little vegetable oil
  • Salad:
  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • A few lettuce leaves, shredded
  • 100g beansprouts
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Lime wedges, to garnish

instructions:

How to cook Alaska Salmon Satay Skewers

  1. Remove and discard the skin from the salmon fillets and cut them into large chunks. Put them into a shallow non-metallic dish. 
  2. Mix the peanut butter, soy sauce, chilli sauce, and lime juice. Add half of this to the salmon, tossing to coat, then cover and marinate for at least 20 minutes.
  3. Preheat the barbecue or grill. Thread the salmon chunks onto 4 large or 8 small skewers with the peppers and courgettes. 
  4. Arrange on the barbecue or grill rack, brush with a little vegetable oil and cook for 5-6 minutes, turning occasionally.
  5. Meanwhile, make the salad. 
  6. Pare the carrot into strips using a potato peeler, then mix with the lettuce and beansprouts. Add 1-2 tbsp water to the remaining satay sauce to make the dressing.
  7. Serve the salmon skewers with the salad, drizzled with the dressing and sprinkled with sesame seeds and black pepper. Garnish with lime wedges.

NOTES:

Cook’s tip: Toast the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan over high heat for 1-2 minutes until light golden brown. Take care that they don’t burn!
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