Best Recipe for Nervous System Health: Steamed Wild Salmon on bed of Bok Choy with Lemon Basil

It is often said that fish is brain food. Cold, deep-water, oily fish like salmon with high omega-3 fatty acids offers essential nutrients for the brain and the nervous system. Lemon basil is a great herb that helps to enhance the health of our nervous system while offering anti-inflammatory properties. Bok Choy is among the highest nutritionally ranked vegetables and it provides 21 nutrients, including omega-3s, as well as the antioxidant mineral zinc and can help to keep the nervous system healthy.

So with these ingredients, we put together a delicious recipe for a healthy meal that helps relax and rejuvenate your nervous system.

However, we do recommend that all ingredients prepared for this dish must be organic, and therefore free of pesticides, chemicals, or contaminants. And the salmon should be wild-caught salmon.

Although both farmed and wild fish contain Omega 3’s, wild fish has much more usable Omega 3 (33% more). While farmed fish has much higher levels of Omega 6 (pro-inflammatory agents), which is regarded as a main reason for some chronic diseases. Farmed salmon are vaccinated as babies and then given antibiotics or pesticides later in life to prevent infection. Farmed fish has also 10 times more contaminates and pollution compared to wild salmon.

For all the reasons explained above, we recommend wild caught salmon and organic ingredients for the following recipe to essentially help to improve the health and vitality of the nervous system.

Steamed Wild Salmon on bed of Bok Choy with Lemon Basil:

Sauce:

1/4 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed or minced
1/2 cup fresh lemon basil (chopped or whole – as you prefer)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Fish:

1/4 lb. salmon fillet
1 tablespoon olive oil spread on top of the salmon
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped and spread on top of the salmon
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 400F.

In a small bowl, combine ingredients for the sauce: olive oil, garlic, lemon basil, lemon thyme, salt, pepper, and parsley.  Mix well.

In a 9 X 10-inch baking dish (used for oven baking), place the salmon and pour the sauce on top to cover the half the height of the salmon. The Bok Choy can be placed on top of the salmon to have it steam cooked.

Place a cover dish (used for oven baking) on top to keep the steam inside (do not use aluminum covers as you are leaking aluminum to your food).

Place baking dish in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, making sure that you do not overcook it.

After cooking, place the Bok Choy bottom, the salmon on top of the Bok Choy, and the sauce on top of the salmon for a delicious and nervous system healthy meal.

Enjoy.

If you have a friend or a loved one that is under stress, or is nervous – send them this recipe!

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