This weekend while others are eating junk food and watching the big game, Chef Wendell has a healthy alternative: brain food!
Research shows making super plant foods the centerpiece of your daily diet will maintain a healthy, active brain today and well into old age.
A happier, healthier you – all the basic signs that your brain is running well.
Chef Wendell Fowler joined Drew Blair on 24-Hour News 8 Daybreak Saturday to talk about the best brain foods to the difference between wild caught and farm-raised salmon.
He came back a little later to prepare a healthy salmon stir-fry, complete with properly cooked soba noodles. Watch him make it below:
Here’s the recipe for the stir-fry:
‘Brainy’ Teriyaki Salmon Stir-fry with noodlesTo marinate the salmon:
2 tbsp. Tamari wheat-free soy sauce
2 tbsp. mirin
2 tbsp. raw honey
1 tbsp. fresh grated ginger root
1 pound salmon fillets, cubed or strips (skinned)
For the stir-fry:
10 ounces Udon (buckwheat) noodles
1 tbsp. sesame seeds
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
2 tbsp. peanut or avocado oil
8 ounces fresh spinach leaves
2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, crushed
7 ounces snow peas, trimmed and sliced
3 green onions, chopped
- Combine tamari soy, mirin, ginger and honey in a large bowl, stirring to dissolve honey. Add the salmon and marinate for 20 mins.
- Cook the noodles according to the package directions. Rinse and drain well.*
- Whisk eggs, sesame seeds and sesame oil in a small bowl. Heat 1 tbsp. of the oil in a wok or sauté pan on high. Add the egg mixture, swirling to coat the bottom and sides of the pan.
- Cook for 1-2 minutes, until just set. Slide the omelet onto a plate and roll up. Thinly slice and set aside.
- Heat the remaining 1 tbsp. oil on medium heat. Stir-fry the ginger and garlic for 30 seconds.
- Drain the salmon and reserve liquid. Stir-fry for 1 minute.
- Add the noodles to the pan with the snow peas and spinach and reserved marinade. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat.
- Top with the sliced omelet and green onion.
*Soba noodles cook much faster than wheat pasta. Don’t overcook.