Farmed Steelhead is naturally low in sodium and an excellent source of protein and essential omega-3 fatty acids. A 3.5 oz (100g) serving provides roughly 40 per cent of daily protein needs and the high levels of omega-3 fatty acids can help lower blood triglycerides and cholesterol levels. Health benefits can include reduced blood pressure and relief of rheumatoid arthritis pain. Steelhead is also an important source of iron and B vitamins.
Per 3.5 oz (100g) cooked weight
Energy 131 calories
Total fat 5.8g
Saturated fat 0.9g
Total carbohydrates 131 calories
Steelhead Salmon has a mild, nut-like flavour; with vibrant orange flesh. Its ease of preparation makes it a natural choice for a broad range of recipes. Its inherent oil content and large flakes stand up well to grill and many sauces, while its delicate taste and silky texture make even the simplest recipes impressive.
Steelhead is quick to prepare with only 10-12 minutes for each inch of thickness at its thickest part, reaching its ideal doneness when the flesh has just turned opaque and flakes easily. It is even well suited to microwave cooking, requiring only 5-6 minutes per pound.
Sources: Seafood Business and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Maple Steelhead Salmon
3 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Fig Balsamic Dressing
2 tbsp. Maple syrup
4-1/2 tsp. Grainy Dijon mustard
2 tsp. Soy sauce
4 skinless Stillwater Steelhead salmon fillets (1 lb./450 g)
MIX all ingredients except fish. Reserve 1/4 cup dressing mixture; pour remaining over fish in shallow dish. Turn to evenly coat both sides of each fillet. Refrigerate fish, along with reserved dressing mixture, 30 min. to marinate.
HEAT oven to 450°F. Remove fish from marinade; discard marinade. Place fish in single layer in shallow foil-lined pan.
BAKE 8 to 10 min. or until fish flakes easily with fork. Meanwhile, bring reserved dressing mixture to boil in saucepan; simmer on medium-low heat 2 to 3 min. or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently. Serve over fluffy white rice.