Week 15- Oven Baked Salmon

Cook: 15 mins

SERVINGS: 4 - 5

Ingredients

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

Instructions

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 400F. 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.

Nutrition Information:

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