Background and History:
Baked Salmon is a culinary classic celebrated for its health benefits and delightful flavor. Salmon has been a staple in the diets of various cultures for centuries, known for its rich omega-3 fatty acids and tender texture. The method of baking salmon has been cherished as a simple and delicious way to prepare this nutritious fish.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
- 4 salmon fillets (about 6 oz each)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet.
- Drizzle olive oil over the salmon, ensuring each fillet is well-coated.
- Sprinkle minced garlic, salt, and pepper over the fillets.
- Lay lemon slices on top of each fillet and sprinkle with fresh dill.
- Cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil, creating a loose tent over the salmon.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets. The salmon should flake easily with a fork when done.
- Remove the foil for the last 2-3 minutes of baking to allow the salmon to slightly brown.
- Serve your Baked Salmon hot, garnished with additional fresh dill and lemon slices if desired.
Nutrition Facts: (Per serving)
- Calories: 300
- Protein: 34g
- Carbohydrates: 3g
- Fat: 18g
- Fiber: 1g
- Sugars: 1g
- Baked Salmon is versatile and can be seasoned with your choice of herbs and spices.
- You can use salmon with or without the skin, based on your preference.
- Serve with a side of steamed vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete and healthy meal.
Please be cautious of any allergies to salmon or specific ingredients used. Always check for individual dietary restrictions and allergies before serving.