Sweet & Savory Dijon Salmon

This recipe is perfect for those of you following low carb diets or using medical diet pills to achieve your weight loss goals. Salmon is an excellent source of lean protein, which plays a critical role in weight loss. As we always remind members of our weight loss clinics, lean protein helps you increase your muscle mass, which in turn, boosts your metabolism and calorie burn.

Salmon yields an array of other excellent benefits that, coupled with the ginger, make this meal a nutritional powerhouse. In addition to its high protein content, salmon is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which contributes to healthy cardiovascular and brain function, and has shown to lower the risk of many chronic illnesses and various forms of cancer. Salmon also contains a bevy of important vitamins and minerals, including choline, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, biotin, pantothenic acid, selenium and vitamins B6, B12 and D.

Ginger is rich in nutrients and bioactive compounds, as well as incredible medicinal properties. It has been shown to reduce symptoms of gastrointestinal distress and digestive problems and boasts powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Plus, it adds a unique zesty flair that is unrivalled when it comes to adding flavor—making it a favorite way to spice things up among members of our weight loss clinics.

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4 salmon fillets
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 tbsp golden brown sugar
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp butter
4 tbsp ginger, grated
1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Prepare the sauce by melting the butter, honey and brown sugar over medium heat. Once melted, whisk together with the Dijon mustard, extra virgin olive oil, 2 tbsp ginger and reduced sodium soy sauce. Set aside and allow to cool while you cook the salmon.

Season the salmon fillets with Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Grill over medium heat, approximately six minutes on each side.  Garnish with the remaining ginger and serve.

Makes four servings. 

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