As we age, we all become afraid of the dreaded word ALZHEIMER. The biggest question is how do we keep our brains sharp. Here are a couple of ways you can do that:
- Minimize trans-fat. This can be achieved by not frying your food.
- Minimize saturated fat intake. Fatty meats and full-fat dairy products contain high levels of saturated fat.
- Eat low mercury fish at least twice a week. Consider eating wild salmon and sardines.
- Have at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables daily.
Jerk is a traditional way of preparing BBQ in Jamaica. I use Walkerswood traditional Jamaican Jerk Seasoning. Use this seasoning sparingly is hot, spicy, and GOOOOOD. This dish presents well; place on a platter and surround the fish with fresh fruit and vegetable slices. I recommend pineapple, green and black large seedless grapes cut in half, mango, lime, papaya, bell pepper, and purple onions.
3 pounds salmon fillet, skinless, 1 tablespoon jerk seasoning, 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle both sides of the fish with olive oil rub the jerk seasoning on both sides. Put the salmon pieces in a shallow glass pan. Cover with foil and refrigerate for 6 to 8 hours. Remove from the refrigerator and allow the fish to reach room temperature. Bake at 350 degrees until the fish flakes easily with a fork, which takes 20-23 minutes. For the last 5 minutes, turn the temperature to broil to darken and crisp the fish.