Salmon is one of the best sources of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. Unlike most other fats, omega-3 fats are considered “essential,” meaning you must get them from your diet since your body can’t create them. Salmon is rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce inflammation and provide the essential building blocks for brain regeneration and repair.

Recipe by Rose Reisman

Hoisin Salmon with Ginger Slaw

Hoisin Salmon with Ginger Slaw


  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 4 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp liquid honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp Sriracha or your favourite hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 4 cups pre-packaged coleslaw
  • 4 salmon fillets (skinless; 6 oz each)
  • 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds


  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. 2 Make the coleslaw: In a large bowl, whisk together the orange juice, vinegar, hoisin, sesame oil, ginger, honey, Sriracha and cilantro. Add the coleslaw and toss until well coated. Set aside.
  3. 3 Make the salmon: Place the salmon on a baking dish lightly sprayed with vegetable oil. Brush the hoisin sauce over top. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes per inch of thickness, until the salmon flakes easily with fork.
  4. 4 To serve, divide the prepared slaw among serving plates. Arrange a piece of salmon on top of each serving and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
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