Monday, March 28, 2022

MONDAY RECIPE POST - BEST, EASY HEALTHY BAKED SALMON - 4 SERVINGS

I wanted to find the simplest recipe as I didn't feel like fussing the day I made it.  I found it at Creme de la Creme, and the original recipe is at this link.  There is lots of information at the site that I recommend you look at sometime.  I shall be going back.


Best, Easy Healthy Baked Salmon Recipe 

servings

Calories per serving: 306

Approximate total time to make: 25 minutes


4 salmon fillets - about 6 ounces each

2 tablespoons olive oil

½ teaspoon salt - or to taste

¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper - just a pinch if using finely ground black pepper

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning blend - or Herbs de Provence, or ¼ teaspoon each dried thyme, parsley, oregano, and basil

1 medium lemon

Salmon Fillets – look for fresh salmon fillets that are nice and pink and moist. Alternatively, purchase frozen fillets that are vacuum sealed with no freezer burn.


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease a large baking pan (I put a piece of parchment paper on the pan and didn’t need any).

Arrange the salmon fillets on the baking sheet and season generously with salt and pepper.

Stir together the olive oil, garlic, herbs, and juice of 1/2 of the lemon. 

Brush this sauce over salmon fillets, being sure to cover all over the tops and sides of the salmon so it has no dry spots. Thinly slice the remaining 1/2 of the lemon and top each piece of salmon with a slice of lemon.

Bake the salmon in the oven for 15-18 minutes, or until the salmon is opaque and flaky when pulled apart with a fork. You can broil the last 1-2 minutes if needed.

Garnish with fresh thyme or parsley and serve.

Suggested tip: swap out the lemon for lime and add a sprinkle of cilantro at the end.

This was a very good recipe.  I followed it without making any changes, except for only using one piece, as it was just for me.  Dear Other Half’s choice was fried clam strips.   As I have said many times, it would be a boring old world if we all liked the same thing. He doesn’t like salmon and I don’t like clam strips. 

There was enough salmon for two meals and I used the second piece with a mixed green salad.

Sides were store-bought coleslaw and fresh sautéed mushrooms.


Thanks for looking and have a great week.




44 comments:

  1. I like salmon, and this looks SO good!

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  2. I like simple recipes and this was sounds great I love salmon and have it at least once a week so will make this recipe this week. Thanks Have a good week ahead.

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    1. Thank you Margaret and you are very welcome :)

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  3. I often grill salmon - but this looks good too.

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    1. You are very welcome Cloudia and thank you :)

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  5. Adore salmon prepared at any way! This looks so yummy.

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    1. Thank you Angie, I know I am going to enjoy your recipes with salmon :)

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  6. Hello,
    A great Salmon recipe, thanks for sharing.
    Take care, have a happy new week!

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    1. Thank you Eileen, you are very welcome and I wish you the same :)

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  7. It looks delicious. Salmon isn't necessarily my first choice for fish but I don't dislike it.

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    1. Thanks Ann :) we also enjoy other fish, like cod or haddock.

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  8. I have never been able to make myself try salmon. fishy tasting fish I don't do. but it looks so good

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    1. Thanks Sandra :) I don't like fishy-fish but seem to be okay with salmon.

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  9. Yum, Denise! We love salmon at our home.The Italian seasoning sounds good. I usually put lemon pepper on ours, but will try Italian seasoning next time. I have some frozen pieces in the freezer that I will try your recipe on. Have a happy week!

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    1. That's great Martha Ellen and thank you. Lemon pepper sounds good, I am going to put that on my shopping list. Hope you enjoy and happy week to you too :)

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  10. I often cook salmon or other fish as an alternative to meat. Thank you for the recipe.

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    1. You are very welcome Linda and thank you :) We try to eat more fish these days.

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  11. I love salmon! Pinned!

    Happy Monday. Denise.

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    1. Great, thank you Veronica and I hope your Monday was a happy one :)

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  12. Interesting way to prepare salmon. There are so many ways. I shall keep this one in mind.

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    1. Thanks Gigi, there are a lot of ways to prepare, you're right :)

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  13. Yummmm...

    and I could eat it.

    so many recipes have Gluten or a lot of milk.

    :-)

    🌸🌱🌷🌱🌺🌱🌼🌱🌸

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    1. Thank you BB, I am going to make this for a couple of gluten free friends next time we get together :)

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  14. Salmon is one of my favorites and I'm always looking for different ways to prepare it. This looks great!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie, I am the same way as I enjoy salmon very much :)

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  15. I like dishes that I can cook easily but tastes good too. Hope you're doing well, my friend.

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    1. Hi Lux, so nice to see you. Thank you and I hope you are doing well also :)

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  16. Sometimes that kind of meal is exactly what we need! Yum, sounds perfect and wonderful, *except* that it is hard to find good fresh salmon here in Florida. I will save the idea for home. Where it is plentiful.

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    1. I know what you mean Sallie and thank you :)

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  17. I'll bookmark this one Denise. It looks better than the recipe we used last week. Thank you!

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    1. Great, and you are very welcome. Thank you Ellen :)

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