Ready in just 25 minutes, this easy recipe is packed with flavor, using a simple, but savory rub with just three ingredients. Turmeric, the spice that gives curry its yellow hue, is sometimes called “the golden spice of life,” due to its rich array of health benefits. Its active ingredient, curcumin, has powerful anti-inflammatory effects that have been shown to help protect against heart attacks and several types of cancer. What’s more, in a recent study, curcumin also showed promise as a mood-booster for people with depression.
Delight your family or friends by serving this savory salmon dish with steamed or grilled vegetables or your favorite salad. For a salad that pairs well with this recipe, try topping arugula, spinach leaves, or baby lettuce with sliced orange (peel and seeds removed), black olives, and fresh thyme, then drizzling with vinaigrette dressing.
1 1/2 pound salmon fillets
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/4 teaspoons salt (optional)
4 tablespoons orange peel
4 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
Preheat grill to medium heat. Pat salmon filets dry, brush with oil and season with salt (if using). Combine orange peel, curry powder and pepper. Coat fillets with spice rub. Lightly oil grill grate and place fillets on preheated grill. Cook 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until fish flakes easily with a fork, then enjoy! Serves six. Adapted from Goodhousekeeping.com and Allrecipes.com.