From OHC

September 3, 2015

We all know a healthy diet is a vital ingredient in fighting or preventing cancer, and a host of other ailments and diseases. Finding practical and delicious cancer-fighting recipes online can be daunting. But there’s help. In addition to the ongoing healthy recipes that we post here, The American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) offers weekly recipes that burst with a variety of flavors, colors, and textures.

Here’s one such recipe, courtesy of AICR:

Garlic Salmon

Fish is a delicious dinner option, rich in protein, B vitamins and selenium. Salmon is rich in beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, linked to lower rates of heart disease. Emerging evidence from AICR’s new report on liver cancer suggests that eating fish may offer protection against this cancer. This recipe calls for a simple garlic-infused marinade, adding cancer-protective phytochemicals (quercetin and allixin). Topping the dish with fresh black bean sauce adds fiber and complements the mildly sweet salmon.

Makes 4 Servings

318 calories, 13 grams total fat (2 grams saturated fat), 22 grams carbohydrate, 31 grams protein, 6 grams dietary fiber, and 250 milligrams sodium

Main Ingredients

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon canola or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon un-sulphured blackstrap molasses
  • 1 lb. salmon fillet, cut into 4 equal slices
  • 1 medium orange, peeled, thinly sliced crosswise

Optional Black Bean Sauce

  • 1 can (15 oz.) no salt added black beans
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger root
  • 1 tsp. grated orange rind (save orange for garnish)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Prepare Black Bean Sauce (below) and keep warm, covered, on low heat.
  • Adjust oven rack on second rung from top, at least 6 inches from broiler. Turn broiler on high.
  • In medium bowl, mix together garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, oil and molasses. Stir to combine. Place filets in marinade, turning to coat well.
  • Line rimmed baking sheet with foil. Arrange fillets skin side down and pour marinade on top.
  • Broil salmon until internal temperature is 145 degrees F, about 5-6 minutes.
  • On four dinner plates, divide Black Bean Sauce in center. With back of spoon swirl sauce in oval shape and clear a line in the oval to set the fillet. Carefully slide long spatula between salmon and skin. Gently lift up salmon away from skin and place lengthwise on sauce. Garnish plate with orange slices, if using, and serve.

Optional Black Bean Sauce

  • In small bowl, mash beans with liquid and set aside.
  • In small saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger and sauté until garlic starts to turn golden, about 1 minute.
  • Add mashed beans and remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly and cook, stirring often, until hot, about 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low, stirring occasionally. Sauce should be slightly chunky and thick. Set aside, covered. If sauce thickens too much before plating, stir in water in 1 tablespoon increments and heat through.
Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *