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Nutrition information Serving size: 6 ounces (218 grams) Servings per recipe: 4 Calories: 297 (97 from fat) Cholesterol: 94 milligrams Fat: 11 grams (2 saturated fat, 0 trans fats) Protein: 35 grams Sodium: 607 milligrams Total carbohydrate: 5 grams (0 fiber, 2 sugars)

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Grilled or broiled salmon

Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which may help prevent heart disease. Other omega-3 sources include sardines, herring and mackerel.


1 cup sake (Japanese rice wine)
1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
2 cloves fresh garlic, pressed
1 tablespoon dark-brown sugar
1 1/2 poundsĀ salmon fillets (6 ounces per person)


  1. Prepare the marinade by mixing the sake, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and dark-brown sugar.
  2. Rinse the salmon fillets under cold water, place in a glass or ceramic dish, and pour the marinade over it. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 3 hours, spooning the liquid over any exposed parts of the fish once or twice.
  3. Prepare the grill or preheat the broiler to high heat.
  4. Drain the fish and place on foil on grill or a broiler pan. Broil or grill until done (It should be flaky.), being careful not to overcook.

Serving suggestions*

Serve with lemon wedges if you like.

Rice and a steamed vegetable or salad round out the meal nicely.

* Options not included in nutrition facts.


Source: Ask Dr. Weil; Pregnancy & Parenting eMagazine, Preconception: Planning your pregnancy

First published: 08/05/1999
Last updated: 04/22/2010

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department