Week 15- Oven Baked Salmon
Cook: 15 mins
SERVINGS: 4 - 5
▢2 pounds Salmon fillets
▢3-4 tablespoons unsalted butter
▢2-3 teaspoons minced garlic
▢1 tablespoon onion powder
▢1 tablespoon paprika
▢1/2 -1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
▢2-3 tablespoon fresh parsley, basil
▢salt and pepper to taste
▢1 tablespoon or more lemon juice
Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with foil or baking paper, like I did, spray with cooking spray or lightly oil. Set aside.
Using a sharp knife, make about 4-5 slits on salmon. Dab both sides of salmon dry with paper towels, season both sides with salt and pepper.
In a small pan set over medium low heat butter, minced garlic, Paprika, onion powder cayenne pepper and parsley or basil. Stir for about 30 seconds or 1 minute. Let this mixture sit for a little bit about 5 minutes. Add lemon juice to mixture.
Brush salmon with spice mixture, making sure every inch is covered with spice.
Bake until cooked through, about 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fish and your preference of doneness. When the thickest part of the salmon is easily flaked with a fork, the salmon is perfectly cooked.
Garnish immediately with lemon slices.
Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 1233mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 1425IU or 427 mcg RAE | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2.9mg