Garlic Lemon Salmon

Baked Salmon

Up until a few years ago, salmon was one of the only fishes that I could not eat. To me, I felt as though the fish was very “fishy” and I could not stomach the idea of cooking it in my house or even eating it.  However, everything in life deserves a 2nd chance, including salmon.  Quickly, I learned that my reasoning for not liking salmon was how I was cooking it in the past (flavorless, bland) or how others prepared it for me (perhaps not fresh, wrong seasonings?) in the past. When marinated with the right ingredients salmon is actually really tasty!

Cooking for me is a form of therapy. I look forward to cooking, mostly, every day. It is my time to check-out from the day and explore my creative side. Working with many personalities in my practice, I’ve observed that people have a misunderstanding of cooking. People view cooking as a “chore” or something that takes hours to do. But something I do my best on is educating clients that the theory of having to cook for hours is false. Cooking does not have to take a long time.  Take this salmon recipe, for example.  I was home at 7pm, all dishes were cleaned up and I was eating a nutrient dense meal by 7:35pm. 35 minutes of my day. If you were to get take out, it would take you 35 minutes, or more, to figure out where you were getting take out, phoning the order, pick up time or waiting for delivery. In that same time, or less, you could prepare yourself a meal that I guarantee, is WAY healthier and cheaper.  Learn how to make this 35 minute nutrient packed dinner below!

Ingredients: 2-3 Servings (depending on the person)

  • 1 Salmon Filet (about 1#)
  • 2 Tablespoon Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Grass Fed Kerrigold Butter
  • 1 Handful Fresh Parsley, slightly chopped
  • Pinch Sea Salt & Ground Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3 Fresh Lemon Slices

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mix garlic, lemon juice, sea salt and pepper. Whisk well together.
  3. In another small bowl, melt honey and butter together. Mix together with garlic, lemon juice, sea salt and pepper. Whisk well together.
  4. Clean salmon with cold water and pat to dry.
  5. Place a large sheet of tin foil on a baking sheet.  Place salmon in the middle, coat with olive oil and garlic/lemon/honey/butter mixture.
  6. Sprinkle fresh parsley around the filet.
  7. Top with fresh lemon slices.
  8. Wrap the salmon in the tin foil.
  9. Bake 20-22 minutes (depends on thickness).
  10. Remove from heat and enjoy!

As the salmon was cooking I sauteed broccoli rabe in garlic and olive oil and enjoyed this together.

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