Salmon is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s incredibly delicious, versatile, and easy to make! Salmon is such an important staple to any healthy diet – not only because it is the perfect source of high quality protein, but it is also rich in vitamins and minerals that our bodies need daily. They include:
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- B Vitamins
There is seriously not enough time for us to talk about all the great things salmon can do for you. But if we’re just touching on a few, we’ll add that it’s incredibly versatile, meaning there are countless ways to prepare and enjoy it.
Baked Salmon Recipe
Clean and pat dry a 12 oz filet of salmon, and let it come to room temperature on the counter. Using a very sharp knife, cut the salmon into four 2-inch thick pieces.
Preheat the oven to 450° Fahrenheit. Brush each salmon filet with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste on both sides. You can also use a seasoning blend of your choice, such as lemon pepper.
Place each filet skin side down on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes until cooked through.
Remove pan from the oven and squeeze fresh lemon juice all over the pieces. Sprinkle again with the seasonings of your choice. Serve immediately.
Salmon is also great because it goes so well with a variety of side dishes. In the summer, serve your baked salmon with a side of sautéed summer squash, green beans, or fresh asparagus. In the fall and winter, try it with a baked sweet potato, Brussels sprouts and glazed carrots.
However you serve it, it’s sure to be a hit, and oh-so-good for you.
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