I love fats. Good fats. Sometimes the bad fats too. Life is about balance isn’t it? Some avocado here, some key lime pie there? Now that’s balance!
Anyway, back to the good fats. Salmon. This fish is a nutritional powerhouse, but beyond this, I love it also because it is SO versatile. Any food that I can take and have it two nights in a row in two completely different ways is a winner in my book. This fish is one of the richest sources of the omega-3 essential fats EPA and DHA. Salmon provides your body a direct supply of them with no conversion required. This way you know you’re getting a direct supply of the fats that turn on fat burning and block fat storage
Want to do some good for your heart? Eat some Salmon! Salmon helps to lower your ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride levels as well. At the same time, salmon also raises your ‘good’ cholesterol (HDL) Eating this pink stuff can also help to repair heart damage and strengthen the muscles surrounding the heart.
Ok, now onto the good stuff. Bottomline– Salmon is awesome. So is this recipe. And did I mention EASY. One of the easiest recipes likeeee ever. Even better? If there are left overs (which is doubtful) Its awesome the next day over a salad or pasta or brown rice. or out of the fridge. Ya dig?
I grabbed some ingredients from my cupboard and fridge. I would highly suggest using a fresh lemon instead of bottled lemon juice. Of course-use the bottled stuff if you have that on hand, but there is something about the freshness and flavor of the real thing that makes a HUGE difference in this dish! I also cut up a few pieces and threw them right in the pan with the salmon as it cooked. Oh yeah. I went there.
After washing and spraying a small baking dish. In went the salmon
Marinade, lemon wedges and all. 20 minutes. Go shower. Prep food for the next day. Do some push ups. Watch a re-run of FRIENDS on tv. Or just sit on the couch and chill waiting for that salmon!
What I did? I cooked up some veggies in a skillet on the stovetop to enjoy that night and the next day. Mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, peppers and broccoli. Little EVOO and 15 minutes later I have some pan roasted veggies! If you are looking for the best recipe ever for roasted veggies? Try my Basil Balsamic Roasted Vegetables. You won’t be disappointed. Try not to eat them all and enjoy them the next day cold. Are you seeing a trend? Cook a lot–save for the next day? Cold veggies on a hot summer day are SO good. The balsamic and basil flavors also sweeten up the veggies so you mayyyy be tempted to eat the whole thing in one sitting, just sayin’
Back to my salmon dinner…so I also put together a little salad with butter lettuce (my favorite) and peppers.
I put the salmon right on the salad hot from the oven; marinade and all. This salad needs no dressing. You will want the buttery taste of the fish and sweetness of the marinade
See that up close? Yeah. It was good. REALLLLLL good.
- 6oz salmon (can use farm raised)
- 2T soy sauce (I prefer the real stuff-not low sodium with additives)
- 1T Sesame seeds
- ½ Juice of a fresh lemon
- 1T Dijon Mustard
- Mix Soy sauce, dijon mustard, lemon juice and sesame seeds in small bowl until well combined
- Pour over the salmon in a seperate dish and let it marinate for 15 minutes up to a few hours
- When ready to bake, place salmon and all of the marinade in a small baking dish.
- Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until cooked to your liking (I like it slightly pink in the middle!)
Here are some more SALMON recipes that look amazing!
- Salmon with Kiwi mango salsa
- Broiled Spicy Brown Sugar Salmon (Thank you JESSICA!)
- Salmon Salad (Thank you KATIE)
- Coconut cashew crusted salmon
- Salmon and spicy raspberry kale salad
- Grilled salmon Gyros
- Baked salmon with avocado dill yogurt
- Salmon with fennel and red onion
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How do you like your salmon?