From mother to daughter, this gluten-free, oven-baked salmon recipe is a family favourite. What better feeling than having your home filled with the fresh aroma of garlic. The hubby can’t wait to dig in after a long day’s work and It will definitely get the neighbours wondering how they can cook as good as you. These superfoods are low in calories, high in protein, and tons of other nutrients, while taking only 15 minutes to make.
Salmon is a great alternative to meat because it’s tender and flavourful. Oh, and the kids just love it. My husband tells me “I’ll be catching so much fish this summer, you can cook that”. Of course there are the fish we have here up north and they are delicious! (Pike, Bass, Pickerel etc). But as a mother, I choose to feed my family salmon over any other.
The nutrients in salmon include Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Selenium, Niacin, Omega 3’s, Protein, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Choline, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and Potassium.
Since B12 is known for speeding up your metabolism, it’s especially known for burning fat as well. Omega 3’s help with defogging the brain and thought process. Ladies, lets not forget Biotin for growing long lustrous hair and nails!
Another great thing about this dish is that you can make any vegetable you want to go with the salmon. Broccoli, green beans, beets, and asparagus. And remember, less is more when steaming your veggies. I only cook mine for 4-5 minutes and drain. Then, I add a touch of sea salt and olive oil for some flavour.
Cook your favourite rice or potatoes as well. Quinoa is also a great alternative. I love long-grain rice with cilantro and lime juice. In all honesty, I sometime just use my broccoli and cheddar rice pack for a quick fix because it literally only takes about 5 minutes to cook.
When you incorporate superfoods into your diet you WILL see a difference. And you will feel healthy and look great!
All you need is:
- 12 oz of fresh salmon
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- lemon pepper
- sea salt/kosher salt
What to do:
Preheat Oven to 450*
- De-skin your salmon and wash it thoroughly with cold water. Cut salmon into 2 inch wide pieces (or for however many servings you would like) and spread them out on a piece of foil on top of a baking tray.
- Sprinkle fresh chopped garlic onto each piece using a garlic press.
- Melt 1 tbsp of butter in a mug for 30 seconds in the microwave and pour it onto the salmon evenly.
- Add a dash of lemon pepper and sea salt to each piece of salmon.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
If you try this recipe at home, please let me know how it turns out! If you like this, you may want to try my chicken burrito bowls. Yum!