For years I have talked to my patients about the importance of diet in slowing down macular degeneration. Dozens of scientific papers have reported how diets containing certain ingredients (such as blueberries, spinach, Omega-3 rich fish) have helped those with AMD. In the Age Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) specific components were tested and found to be helpful in slowing down AMD progression. Taking the AREDS-2 eye vitamins is very important but it is also beneficial to incorporate these nutrients in one's diet. Cookwithdoc.com is an extension of my conversations with my patients about recipes that may help those with AMD. I am excited to partner with Focus Vitamins to share some of my favorite recipes with you.
Salmon with Dill Yogurt Sauce
1 1/2 cups fat-free Greek Yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice
sea salt and pepper– to taste
1 1/2 pounds Salmon
3 tablespoons chopped dill
3 fresh lemons sliced (1/4 inch slices)
Yogurt Sauce: Mix the first 5 ingredients and season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate. Can be made 1-2 days ahead.
Salmon: Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 13” by 9” shallow baking dish with non-stick aluminum foil. Place a layer of chopped dill and top with the salmon. Place remaining dill atop salmon and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover the salmon with lemon slices. Cover loosely with foil and place in the oven. Cook until desired doneness, usually about 15 minutes. Serve salmon with the yogurt sauce.
This makes for an easy make-ahead dish. The yogurt sauce can be made a day or two ahead and the salmon can be dressed a day ahead and refrigerated then cooked prior to serving. Covered in lemons the salmon makes a nice presentation.