Soon, Your Salmon Steak Could Be Hiding a Very Surprising Secret

If you’re a fan of omega-3-rich salmon, you might want to know about a new ruling by the Food and Drug Administration, which just approved a new genetically modified salmon as safe to eat.

The new AquAdvantage salmon is a type of Atlantic salmon that features genes from Chinook salmon along with a gene switch from a sea animal called the ocean pout, to make it mature faster than normal salmon. This allows farmers to raise the fish to be ready for consumption in half the time a non genetically modified salmon would be.

The approval of the AquAdvantage salmon has been in the works for years, which the FDA says is because this is the first approval of its kind. “The F.D.A. has thoroughly analyzed and evaluated the data and information submitted by AquaBounty regarding the AquAdvantage salmon and determined that they have met the regulatory requirements for approval, including that food from the fish is safe to eat,” it said in a statement. Opponents and consumer groups, however, argue that the safety studies done on the fish were inadequate, and wild populations of salmon might be affected if this new fish were to escape to the wild. Even more worrisome for those who want to know what’s in their food: the FDA says that, like other currently genetically engineered foods, the fish will not have to be labeled as GMO once it’s on the market.

Genetically modified foods have been hotly debated for several years, with many opponents arguing that GMO foods aren’t safe and that more transparency about genetically engineered ingredients is needed. Whatever you think about GMO food, this latest addition to the food chain probably won’t be available for another two years, according to The New York Times.

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Soon, Your Salmon Steak Could Be Hiding a Very Surprising Secret

If you’re a fan of omega-3-rich salmon| you might want to know about a new ruling by the Food and Drug Administration| which just approved a new genetically modified salmon as safe to eat.

The new AquAdvantage salmon is a type of Atlantic salmon that features genes from Chinook salmon along with a gene switch from a sea animal called the ocean pout| to make it mature faster than normal salmon. This allows farmers to raise the fish to be ready for consumption in half the time a non genetically modified salmon would be.

The approval of the AquAdvantage salmon has been in the works for years| which the FDA says is because this is the first approval of its kind. “The F.D.A. has thoroughly analyzed and evaluated the data and information submitted by AquaBounty regarding the AquAdvantage salmon and determined that they have met the regulatory requirements for approval| including that food from the fish is safe to eat|” it said in a statement. Opponents and consumer groups| however| argue that the safety studies done on the fish were inadequate| and wild populations of salmon might be affected if this new fish were to escape to the wild. Even more worrisome for those who want to know what’s in their food: the FDA says that| like other currently genetically engineered foods| the fish will not have to be labeled as GMO once it’s on the market.

Genetically modified foods have been hotly debated for several years| with many opponents arguing that GMO foods aren’t safe and that more transparency about genetically engineered ingredients is needed. Whatever you think about GMO food| this latest addition to the food chain probably won’t be available for another two years| according to The New York Times.

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A Sweet and Salty Salmon Recipe That’s Entirely Healthy

The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food and written by Brittany Mullins, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

Isaac and I make salmon all the time, and while my clean eating balsamic salmon recipe is our go-to, I decided to switch things up and try something new. It turned out to be absolutely delicious! Maybe even better than the balsamic salmon?! There’s something about the salty and sweet flavor combo ¡ª it works on just about anything.

For this marinade I started with the sweet and salty components ¡ª tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) and pure maple syrup, but also added a few extras to shake things up ¡ª garlic, fresh ginger, and a splash of lemon juice. Most of the sauce is used to marinate the salmon and the rest is used as a glaze after it’s cooked. It gives the fish a pop of flavor without being too overpowering.

One thing I love about seafood is that most of it cooks really quickly, and this salmon is no exception. Once you’ve marinated the fish for 20 to 30 minutes, you broil it for less than 10 minutes, and it comes out of the oven piping hot and flaky, ready to be paired with some veggies for a full meal.

Gotta love a dinner option that’s not only healthy, but also easy and fast to prepare!

Maple Soy Broiled Salmon

From Eating Bird Food

Maple Soy Broiled Salmon

Easy Broiled Salmon

Ingredients

2 6-ounce salmon filets2 tablespoons reduced sodium tamari (or soy sauce)2 tablespoons maple syrup1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice1 clove garlic, minced1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

A Sweet and Salty Salmon Recipe That’s Entirely Healthy

The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food and written by Brittany Mullins| who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

Isaac and I make salmon all the time| and while my clean eating balsamic salmon recipe is our go-to| I decided to switch things up and try something new. It turned out to be absolutely delicious! Maybe even better than the balsamic salmon?! There’s something about the salty and sweet flavor combo ¡ª it works on just about anything.

For this marinade I started with the sweet and salty components ¡ª tamari (gluten-free soy sauce) and pure maple syrup| but also added a few extras to shake things up ¡ª garlic| fresh ginger| and a splash of lemon juice. Most of the sauce is used to marinate the salmon and the rest is used as a glaze after it’s cooked. It gives the fish a pop of flavor without being too overpowering.

One thing I love about seafood is that most of it cooks really quickly| and this salmon is no exception. Once you’ve marinated the fish for 20 to 30 minutes| you broil it for less than 10 minutes| and it comes out of the oven piping hot and flaky| ready to be paired with some veggies for a full meal.

Gotta love a dinner option that’s not only healthy| but also easy and fast to prepare!

Maple Soy Broiled Salmon

From Eating Bird Food

Maple Soy Broiled Salmon

Easy Broiled Salmon

Ingredients

2 6-ounce salmon filets2 tablespoons reduced sodium tamari (or soy sauce)2 tablespoons maple syrup1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice1 clove garlic| minced1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

Gluten-Free Dinner Made Easy With This Simple Salmon Recipe

For a fresh twist on a salmon dinner, try GFF Magazine’s smoky cedar-plank salmon with an apricot glaze, roasted peaches, and green beans.

The beauty of cooking salmon on cedar planks (available at most high-end grocers) is that it’s amazingly easy, the wood imparts subtle smoky flavor, and it looks downright gourmet. To do it right, you’ll need two cedar planks, soaked in advance, so plan accordingly.

Cedar Plank-Roasted Salmon With Apricot Glaze, Roasted Stone Fruit, and Green Beans?

From GFF Magazine

Cedar Plank-Roasted Salmon With Apricot Glaze, Roasted Stone Fruit, and Green Beans?

Cedar-Plank Salmon Recipe

Ingredients

5 fresh apricots, plums, or pluots, or 2 fresh peaches or other stone fruit, halved and pitted3 tablespoons gluten-free brown rice miso1 tablespoon GF Dijon mustard?1?2 cup apricot preserves? (1-inch) piece of ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped?1 clove garlic, peeled?Zest and juice of 1 mandarin orange or satsuma tangerine?Juice of 1 lemon?1?4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and halved lengthwise on a diagonal2 tablespoons olive oil?4 (8-ounce) salmon steaks or 6-ounce salmon fillets?1?4 cup fresh mint leaves, for garnish

Gluten-Free Dinner Made Easy With This Simple Salmon Recipe

For a fresh twist on a salmon dinner| try GFF Magazine’s smoky cedar-plank salmon with an apricot glaze| roasted peaches| and green beans.

The beauty of cooking salmon on cedar planks (available at most high-end grocers) is that it’s amazingly easy| the wood imparts subtle smoky flavor| and it looks downright gourmet. To do it right| you’ll need two cedar planks| soaked in advance| so plan accordingly.

Cedar Plank-Roasted Salmon With Apricot Glaze| Roasted Stone Fruit| and Green Beans?

From GFF Magazine

Cedar Plank-Roasted Salmon With Apricot Glaze| Roasted Stone Fruit| and Green Beans?

Cedar-Plank Salmon Recipe

Ingredients

5 fresh apricots| plums| or pluots| or 2 fresh peaches or other stone fruit| halved and pitted3 tablespoons gluten-free brown rice miso1 tablespoon GF Dijon mustard?1?2 cup apricot preserves? (1-inch) piece of ginger| peeled and coarsely chopped?1 clove garlic| peeled?Zest and juice of 1 mandarin orange or satsuma tangerine?Juice of 1 lemon?1?4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes1 pound fresh green beans| trimmed and halved lengthwise on a diagonal2 tablespoons olive oil?4 (8-ounce) salmon steaks or 6-ounce salmon fillets?1?4 cup fresh mint leaves| for garnish

The 15-Minute Recipe That Will Turn You Into a Salmon-Lover

I always knew salmon was chock-full of healthy nutrients, but this was a lean protein I reserved for special dinners out ¡ª I was terrified of cooking it correctly. If you can relate, this is the easy recipe that built up my kitchen confidence when it came to cooking fish at home; now, it’s a staple in my weeknight routine. This one-sheet salmon supper is an ideal meal to enjoy after a tough strength-training session. From prep to plate, it comes together in 15 minutes and it offers 47 grams of lean protein. After tasting this recipe, you might be tempted to become a pescatarian! Just don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Baked Salmon With Green Beans and Tomatoes

From Jamie Oliver, Food Network

Baked Salmon With Green Beans and Tomatoes

Easy Salmon Recipe

Ingredients

7 ounces green beans (about 1 1/2 cups)20 small cherry tomatoes1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oilSalt and freshly ground pepper2 (8-ounce) thick salmon fillet steaks, pin-boned, with or without skin1 lemon5 leaves fresh basil

The 15-Minute Recipe That Will Turn You Into a Salmon-Lover

I always knew salmon was chock-full of healthy nutrients| but this was a lean protein I reserved for special dinners out ¡ª I was terrified of cooking it correctly. If you can relate| this is the easy recipe that built up my kitchen confidence when it came to cooking fish at home; now| it’s a staple in my weeknight routine. This one-sheet salmon supper is an ideal meal to enjoy after a tough strength-training session. From prep to plate| it comes together in 15 minutes and it offers 47 grams of lean protein. After tasting this recipe| you might be tempted to become a pescatarian! Just don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Baked Salmon With Green Beans and Tomatoes

From Jamie Oliver| Food Network

Baked Salmon With Green Beans and Tomatoes

Easy Salmon Recipe

Ingredients

7 ounces green beans (about 1 1/2 cups)20 small cherry tomatoes1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oilSalt and freshly ground pepper2 (8-ounce) thick salmon fillet steaks| pin-boned| with or without skin1 lemon5 leaves fresh basil