Baked Salmon with Herbs

I get so excited whenever I come across a fantastic salmon recipe – I am always looking for a new way to dress up this fish. I know I should be eating it every week, as the health benefits are absolutely undeniable: high in protein, contains important unsaturated fats & omega-3 fatty acids and is low in mercury. I have re-made this recipe each week since I discovered it…the salmon baked in foil with the delicious marinade results in a moist yet flaky, fantastically-flavorful main dish.

This dish will come in around 400 calories – but take a look at the ingredients: the only calories from fat are coming from salmon and extra virgin olive oil – these are the fats that are getting so much attention these days as truly good for your heart and the kind of fats we should focus on eating. Enjoy!

Baked Salmon with Herbs

baked-salmon-oh-1733706-lIngredients:

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 2 6 oz wild-caught salmon fillets

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine garlic, oil, basil, parsley, lemon juice and salt in a small bowl; mix well.

2. Place a large piece of tin foil in a shallow dish. Place salmon on foil, pour marinade on top. Seal top of tin foil together and marinate 20 minutes, turning once to get marinade on both sides.

3. Place sealed salmon on a baking sheet; bake 20 minutes or until salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork.

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