Baked Salmon

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.

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

  • 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

Notes:

  • 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.

Allergy Warning:

Please be cautious of any allergies to salmon or specific ingredients used. Always check for individual dietary restrictions and allergies before serving.

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