Originally Posted by Michael in FtW
There is a BIG difference between lowering your fat intake and a 0-fat diet (a 0% fat diet causes other health problems). If your friend is eating Salmon - they are NOT on a fat free diet! About 35-40% of the calories in salmon are from FAT!
3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil really isn't that much for the quantity of "other stuff" in the recipe.
Sure you can use wine instead of the olive oil - but it's not going to penetrate to the same depth .... and I would cut the marinating time down to about 1-hour to keep the acid in the wine from "cooking" the salmon (denaturing the proteins - which after a prolonged marinating time could cause the salmon to get a mushy texture).
My knee-jerk, reactionary, "witty" rejoinder to this thead would be --
"There is no substitute for olive oil."
But as Michael above notes, your friend is not on a fatless diet if she's eating salmon.
Salmon contains Omega 3 fatty acids -- good stuff for you body. Lowers the "bad" cholesterol and keeps your nervous system functioning.
Olive oil is another "good fat" -- a great fat actually. It's one you should add to a healthy diet.
I just read a book on diets for weight training / body building. The author notes: "There's a difference between eating fat and wearing it."
Americans are generally fat -- it's the next huge epidemic and promises to overtake smoking as a health issue. But all the "fad diets" -- low carb, low fat, Atkins (Atkins just filed for bankruptcy.), grapefruit, South Beach, etc . . .
It's all BUNK!
You eat a balanced diet. Whole, unprocessed foods. And you eat fewer calories than you burn. A good way to increase your caloric metabolism is to get fit. Once you're fit you have a muscle mass that burns calories -- and muscle mass that enables you to move, stay active, fit.
Then, when you're fit, you can eat like a horse. Have you seen what the cyclists in the Tour de France eat every day for fuel ??? Steak, pasta, veggies, etc. and tons and tons of it.