There seems to be a trend of people who think eating healthy requires that you only consume chicken breast and steamed vegetables for dinner. If you fall into this category, I have a life-changing recipe for you today! If you are on the opposite end of the healthy eating spectrum and heading to the drive-thru night after night, this recipe takes less time that to get in your car and head to your favorite fast-food joint. Just ask my husband!
This recipe is dedicated to all the bachelor’s, college kids, and new cooks out there. Add some variety into your weeknight dinner by incorporating fish. Salmon is a great source of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fats (aka Healthy Fats) which are linked to an overall reduced risk of heart disease.
Ready to switch up your dinner routine? First make sure your kitchen has some foil, a baking pan, non-stick cooking spray, and a salmon fillet. If you are cooking for one, many grocery stores sell salmon fillets for around $4.00 each. New to buying fish? The seafood counter employees should be trained and able to help you select a piece of fish. If you have any questions on this process leave a comment below.
This is a basic recipe you can customize at home with whatever seasoning you desire. For some ideas try Lemon Pepper, Blackened, BBQ Rubbed, or Citrus. I served with mashed sweet potatoes and Chipotle Butter Roasted Broccoli for a delicious dinner ready in under 30 minutes.
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- 1 Salmon Fillet
- 1 teaspoon Seasoning of Choice (I used Lemon Pepper)
- 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
- Preheat oven to 450 F.
- Line a baking sheet with foil. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place salmon on foil, skin side down. Brush fish with olive oil. Sprinkle with desired seasoning.
- Bake for 10 minutes per inch of thickness. Fish should be 145 F, opaque, and flake easily with a fork.
Enjoy y’all! Thanks for stopping by!
References: Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acids. American Heart Association. May 2014. Accessed September 2014.