Lemon Rosemary Salmon

Lemon Rosemary Salmon

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Serves: 4

Time: 10 minutes (prep), 15-20 minutes (cooking)

Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes

Instructions:

  • 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

Notes:

  • 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.

Allergy Warning:

  • 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!

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