Background and History:
Lemon Rosemary Salmon is a dish that marries the bright, zesty flavors of lemon with the earthy aroma of rosemary to complement the delicate taste of salmon. Salmon, a prized fish in various cuisines, has been a staple in many diets for centuries. This dish showcases the versatility of salmon, making it a favorite among seafood lovers.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
- 4 salmon fillets (6-8 ounces each)
- 2 lemons
- 2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Zest and juice one lemon, and thinly slice the other lemon.
- Strip the leaves from the rosemary sprigs and chop them finely.
- In a small bowl, mix the lemon zest, lemon juice, chopped rosemary, minced garlic, and olive oil.
- Place the salmon fillets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Season the salmon with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Drizzle the lemon rosemary mixture over the salmon fillets.
- Place lemon slices on top of each fillet for an extra burst of flavor.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
- Serve your Lemon Rosemary Salmon hot with your choice of sides.
Nutrition Facts: (Per serving, without sides)
- Calories: 350
- Protein: 35g
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Fat: 21g
- Fiber: 1g
- Sugars: 2g
- You can adjust the cooking time based on the thickness of your salmon fillets.
- This dish pairs beautifully with roasted vegetables, rice, or a fresh salad.
- Customize the seasoning to your taste with additional herbs or spices.
Please be cautious of any allergies to specific ingredients, especially seafood. Always check for individual dietary restrictions and allergies before serving.