Lemon Rosemary Salmon

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.

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

  • 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

Notes:

  • 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.

Allergy Warning:

Please be cautious of any allergies to specific ingredients, especially seafood. Always check for individual dietary restrictions and allergies before serving.

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