Salmon is one of those rare foods that’s delicious and healthy. Let’s face it those foods are few and far between. Salmon is an excellent source of high-quality proteins, vitamins and minerals but most importantly it’s loaded with omega-3’s. Despite its naturally great taste, sometimes it can get a little boring, especially if you are trying to work it into your diet on a more regular basis. These salmon toppers below will have you wanting salmon every night of the week!
Horseradish Cream Sauce (makes sauce for four 8oz. fillets)
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp. white horseradish
- 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
- juice from 1/2 a lemon
- 1/2 cup toasted Panko breadcrumbs
Whisk all the ingredients together, minus the breadcrumbs and refrigerate. After salmon is done cooking, spread sauce over the top. Then top with toasted breadcrumbs.
Honey and Lime Glaze (makes topping for four 8oz. fillets)
- 6 tbsp. raw honey
- zest of 1 lime
- juice from one lime
- 2 tbsp. Sriracha
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1 tbsp. freshly grated garlic
- 1/2 tsp. cracked red pepper
- 1 tsp. cornstarch
In a small pot, whisk together all the ingredients. Wait for the cornstarch to dissolve. Whisk your glaze over medium heat until it begins to thicken. Pour over your salmon immediately after it comes off the grill or out of the oven.
Mango Salsa ( makes topping for four 8oz. fillets)
- 1 large mango, pitted and finely diced
- 1 tbsp. finely diced red onion
- 1 tbsp. finely diced jalapeno
- 3 tbsp. lime juice
- 1/2 cup mandarin oranges, chopped
- 1 tbsp. of fresh cilantro diced
- 1/4 cup diced avocado, peeled and pitted
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap. Let it set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Then top your salmon fillets with the salsa. This is also great for fish and shrimp tacos.