Background and History:
Lemon Rosemary Salmon is a delightful dish that combines the fresh flavors of citrus and herbs with succulent salmon. This dish is not only delicious but also provides a healthy dose of Omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon has been a staple in diets for centuries, and the addition of lemon and rosemary gives it a zesty twist.
- 4 salmon fillets (6-8 oz each)
- 2 lemons
- 4-5 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- 2 cloves of garlic
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Time: 10 minutes (prep), 15-20 minutes (cooking)
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Start by preparing the marinade. Zest one lemon and squeeze the juice into a bowl. Add two tablespoons of olive oil, minced garlic, and chopped rosemary leaves. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Place the salmon fillets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush each fillet with the lemon rosemary marinade, ensuring they are evenly coated.
- Thinly slice the remaining lemon, and place a few lemon slices on top of each salmon fillet for an extra burst of flavor.
- Bake the salmon in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the salmon easily flakes with a fork and has a light, golden crust.
- Serve your Lemon Rosemary Salmon hot with your choice of sides, such as steamed asparagus or a fresh green salad.
Nutrition Facts (per serving):
- Calories: 290
- Protein: 34g
- Fat: 14g
- Carbohydrates: 6g
- Fiber: 2g
- Sugars: 2g
- If you prefer a stronger lemon flavor, you can add more lemon zest to the marinade.
- For a smoky twist, you can grill the salmon instead of baking it.
- Salmon is a common allergen, so be cautious if you or your guests have seafood allergies.
- If you have allergies to any of the ingredients, please check for potential cross-contamination or substitute as needed.
Enjoy your homemade Lemon Rosemary Salmon, a delicious and healthy dish that’s sure to impress your family and friends!