How to Make Ginger Glazed Salmon with Dijon Mustard
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 20 MINUTES
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
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The Nourishment You NeedSalmon is fished on the shores of Alaska by hearty seafaring sailors, and provides the rich nourishment needed at those northern latitudes to make it through harsh winters. Hardworking fisherman brave the icy waters for this most prized catch, which promises to strengthen and warm their bodies. Not only is this fish absolutely delicious, but it also provides the rich nutrition needed to keep healthy while living on the physically demanding Northern coasts. Salmon is ideal for convalescing patients because salmon is rich and heavy yet easy to digest, unlike more difficult to digest meats like beef or turkey.
Energizing DishThe ancient Greeks used honey to prevent the breakdown of muscles after heavy physical strain, to rebuild strength, virility, and to improve endurance. Honey is often a key ingredient in rejuvenating and re-energizing formulas, as well as to enhance the healing properties of other herbs. Imagine the strength of salmon swimming upstream. Honey paired with this powerful fish is a winning combination that makes you feel strong and satisfied.
DigestivesAdding a ginger to hearty salmon makes this dish easier on folks with a weak digestive fire and slow metabolism. The glaze contains mustard and plenty of ginger not only to offer exciting flavor, but also to help your body process the heaviness of salmon. The oily quality of Ginger Glazed Salmon with Honey is an excellent tonic for a dry Vata digestive tract. Those who often have gas and constipation due to dryness will find happy relief after a plate of this dish.
Omega 3 Fatty AcidsSalmon is rich in omega three fatty acids. Omega 3's are major contributors to your healthy joints, powerful brain, nourished skin, and many other positive results. In Ayurveda, many of the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids are associated with the "oily" quality. Not-so-coincidentally, Ayurvedically "oily" substances contain a high content omega 3 fatty acids.
Good for all DoshasSalmon in general is a great source of protein, energy and nutrients for all three doshas. Dijon Ginger Glazed Salmon with Honey may be a little too hot and oily for reactive pitta types. The sweetness in the glaze balances out the qualities, but only if modified to be less hot. Use half the quantity of ginger or omit it all together for those who react strongly to heat.
Although Kapha does best with light foods, hearty protein is still very important. If served with sauteed asparagus and quinoa, Dijon Ginger Glazed Salmon with Honey is a great choice for heavy Kapha. For Kaphas who are prone to mucus and congestion, omit the brown sugar. Feel free to increase the amount of honey since it helps with congestion.
Wild vs. Farmed SourcingBe sure to choose wild salmon whenever possible, as farmed salmon is often genetically modified and contains pesticides and other contaminants. As with all meats, it is best to choose organic and naturally raised animals whenever possible.
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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