Easy Baked Salmon

Easy Baked Salmon

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  • Salmon fillets

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Freshly squeezed juice from 1 lemon (or more)

  • 3 to 4

    tablespoons of olive oil (honestly, I didn’t measure)

  • Optional ingredients depending on what you like:

  • Minced or smashed garlic with fresh or dried basil

  • Fresh dill

  • Or use any other herbs or spices that you have on hand

  • Can top with following sauce after salmon is fully cooked if desired:2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 3

    tablespoons good soy sauce

  • 6

    tablespoons good olive oil

  • ½

    teaspoon minced garlic


Place salmon fillets in small casserole dish or glass baking dish (skin side down if you purchased the salmon with the skin and don’t worry, the skin easily peels off after it has been baked). Generously salt and pepper the salmon. I like salt… a lot. Now throw in any other herbs or spices you like. I threw in minced garlic. I didn’t have any basil on hand, but I would have added if I did. Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the salmon and then drizzle olive oil generously over everything. Let marinate in fridge for about an hour… if you don’t have an hour, just marinate for as long as you can. It will still be delicious even without marinating at all. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until fish easily flakes with fork. Remove foil and broil for another 2 to 3 minutes until the salmon starts to look a little crispy! Yum! Serve the salmon with spinach salad, which I added apples, walnuts and a pear dressing to. I also cut a butternut squash into “fries” (so much fun cutting a butternut squash – NOT!). I tossed the “fries” in coconut oil, generously salted and peppered, then baked at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes while making sure to flip half way through. And then I devoured my plate. Eating Healthy tastes so darn good!


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