Steamed Salmon with Fresh Herbs and Lemon

Detox Cred: Steamed salmon may seem an odd breakfast choice, but try it! Packed with omega-3 fatty acids (good for your brain), salmon is rich in antioxidants (particularly anti-inflammatory carotenoids) and selenium. The protein will keep you full and energized for hours.
Whole Living, January/February January/February 2012
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  • 1 (4-ounce) fillet wild salmon
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • Fresh chopped herbs, such as dill, parsley, and chives, for garnish
  • Lemon zest, for garnish


  1. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Steam until just cooked through, 7 to 8 minutes.

  2. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with herbs and lemon zest.

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Reviews (2)

  • LittleRedFrog 31 Jan, 2014

    PS: this would work really well as lunch or dinner too. And so fast to prepare.

  • LittleRedFrog 31 Jan, 2014

    Unbelievable! At first as was unsure when smelling the steaming salmon at 6 a.m. and was worried it would be too... fishy. It wasn't!
    I love my breakfast to be a proper meal, and I love savoury breakfasts. So this really hit the spot!!
    I'll be making it again and again, I'm sure.
    However, if the smell of fish makes you gag in the morning... you might want to avoid.