Vitamin D is very important for bone development and bone health. The primary function of vitamin D is to aid in the intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It is naturally found in very few foods – mainly the flesh of fatty fish, some fish-liver oil and eggs from hens fed vitamin D. Most of our vitamin D intake comes from fortified foods including milk products and breakfast cereals as well as the sun.
Garlic Roasted Salmon & Brussels Sprouts
14 large cloves garlic, divided (may use less per taste preference)
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh oregano, divided
1 tsp salt, divided
¾ tsp freshly ground pepper, divided
6 cups Brussels sprouts, trimmed and sliced
¾ cup white wine, preferable Chardonnay (can use vegetable broth as another option)
2 lbs wild-caught salmon fillet, skinned, cut into 6 portions
1.) Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
2.) Mince 2 garlic cloves and combine in a small bowl with oil, 1 tbsp oregano, ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper. Halve the remaining garlic and toss with Brussels sprouts and 3 tbsp of the seasoned oil in a large roasting pan. Roast, stirring once, for 15 minutes.
3.) Add wine to the remaining oil mixture. Remove the pan from oven, stir the vegetables and place salmon on top. Drizzle with the wine mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tbsp oregano and ½ tsp each salt and pepper. Bake until the salmon is just cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes more. Serve with lemon wedges.