Mathieu Cordier from the Western Sydney Wanderers FC was a finalist in our first ever Global Athlete Cook-Off Contest. 16 Herbalife Nutrition sponsored athletes from across the world submitted healthy recipes to encourage fans to eat healthy and highlight the importance of staying active. The athletes were competing for a donation to their local charity of choice. The overall winner was LA Galaxy’s Gordon Wild, who created ‘Cozy Salmon.’ Santiago Montoya of FC Millonarios won the fan vote with his ‘Formula 1 Power Bowl’ recipe.
“We are grateful to these talented athletes for sharing their creative recipes to encourage proper nutrition, which is fundamental to their lifestyles, and inspired by their desire to help a local charity in their communities.”
Dana Ryan, Ph.D., Director of Sports Performance Nutrition and Education, Herbalife Nutrition.
Try Western Sydney Wanderers entry: ‘THAI SALMON WITH COUS-COUS’
- 4 salmon fillets
- 4 TBSP olive oil
- 1 1/2 TBSP honey
- 1 1/2 TBSP soy sauce
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 2 tsp chopped fresh shallots
- 2 tsp fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp minced ginger
- Lemon wedges for serving
- Place the olive oil, honey, soy sauce, lemon zest, basil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Whisk to combine.
- Add the ginger to the bowl.
- Add the salmon and marinade to a resealable freezer bag and seal. Shake to coat the salmon with the marinade.
- Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or up to 6 hours.
- Remove the salmon from the marinade and scrape off any excess bits of herbs or garlic (otherwise they could burn on the BBQ).
- Grilling instructions: Preheat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan over medium high heat. Add the salmon fillets and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side or until salmon is opaque throughout.
- Then serve with lemon wedges if desired.