It is Wednesday, and so time for me to introduce you to one of my favourite bloggers. Unlike most of my guests, Tia does not blog about cancer. Instead she blogs about something we all can relate to, FOOD, and delicious food at that. You can find her blog at www.iamsimplytia.com. Intoducing Tia:
When Florence asked me to do this guest blog post, I was truly honored. I think I smiled for the entire day and did a happy dance every time I thought about my new and exciting task! You see, I cook every day for my husband and whenever I ask “Honey, what would you like to eat today?” He would replied “Babe, whatever you cook, you know I’ll eat” So basically he’s never any help and I usually have to end up cooking what I want. Fun but not really challenging.
Tia and her PIC (Partner in Crime, a.k.a. Hubby)
And then it was as if the culinary gods smiled on me. Along came Flo asking me to guest post for her with a cancer fighting recipe/dish. Oh goodness! She didn’t have to ask me twice. I was super duper happy to have someone request something specific (well, kinda specific) and I had even decided that instead of one dish, I was going to make a entire meal! An appetizer, an entree and a dessert. I could have barely contained myself when I started looking up “cancer fighting food” However because WordPress allows a specific amount of space, I didn’t want to hog all of Flo’s so today I give you a Pomegranate Glazed Salmon
Pomegranate Glazed Salmon
For the marinade:
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, smashed
2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground white pepper
2 (6-ounce) skinless salmon fillets
For the glaze:
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
1. Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a large, shallow dish. Add the salmon fillets and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, turning after half an hour.
2. In a baking dish, arrange the salmon fillets, skin side down. Add half of marinade (discard other half) and let bake for 20 minutes on 350 F.
3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, simmer all the ingredients for the glaze over medium-high heat until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 8 minutes-it will thicken more when it comes off the fire). Spoon over salmon and serve immediately.
The best part of this whole experience (other than sharing this lovely dish with you wonderful people), was the information I accrued along the way. Every day for 3 days while looking for dishes and ingredients that are beneficial to cancer prevention and/or cancer fighting, I found out invaluable information. For that Florence, I am truly grateful. Thank you all for reading and I really hope that if you’re a salmon fan, you’ll try this recipe soon. It’s healthy, tasty and an excellent cancer-fighting dish!
— The belly rules the mind – Spanish Proverb