Norwegian Roasted Salmon with Hasselbeck Potatoes, Quick Pickle Cucumbers & Dill Sour Cream Sauce

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Surrounded by crystal clear and pristine waters, Norway produces some of the best wild salmon in the world. Fish features prominently in Norwegian cuisine, and wild salmon ranks among the healthiest choices you could make. Rich in high quality proteins, heart healthy omega fatty acids, and vitamins A, D, E, and B6, wild salmon protects your body from cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and even depression.  In Norwegian cuisine, salmon often comes poached in creamy, fatty sauces that diminish its health benefits.

In this recipe, roasting the salmon at a high temperature keeps it moist and tender, without any added calories, aside from some heart healthy olive oil. Sour cream dill sauce, a popular accompaniment for salmon, is easily made healthier by swapping in a low-fat dairy product. Hasslebeck potatoes, a Scandinavian classic side dish, normally are prepared with copious amounts of butter and breadcrumbs. But they come out just as deliciously with a little olive oil and some time in a high heat oven. This meal makes a perfect easy weeknight dinner, and can also easily be dressed up for a fancier occasion.

For the recipe, visit Geo Blue’s Healthy Travel Blog.

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