Sheet Pan Salmon and Bell Pepper Dinner

Background and History:

Sheet pan dinners are a modern twist on traditional cooking methods. They offer a hassle-free way to prepare a complete meal in a single pan, saving you time and effort. This recipe for Sheet Pan Salmon and Bell Pepper Dinner combines the flavors of fresh salmon, vibrant bell peppers, and a medley of herbs and spices to create a satisfying and healthy meal. It’s a convenient choice for a weeknight dinner that the whole family will enjoy.

Serves: 4

Time:

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 2 red bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 yellow bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges for garnish

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a large sheet pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy cleanup.
  • In a bowl, combine the sliced bell peppers, red onion, minced garlic, dried thyme, dried rosemary, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss everything together to ensure the vegetables are well coated with the seasoning.
  • Place the seasoned bell peppers and onions on the sheet pan, spreading them out evenly.
  • Season the salmon fillets with a pinch of salt and pepper, and place them on top of the bell peppers and onions.
  • Roast the entire sheet pan in the preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
  • Serve the Sheet Pan Salmon and Bell Pepper Dinner hot, garnished with lemon wedges for extra flavor.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Fiber: 3g

Notes:

  • Feel free to customize this dish with your favorite seasonings or additional vegetables.
  • You can substitute fresh herbs for dried ones if you have them on hand.
  • Check the salmon for doneness by using a fork to gently flake the fish. It should easily separate into flakes and appear opaque.
  • This recipe is naturally gluten-free and dairy-free.

Allergy Warning:

  • This recipe contains fish (salmon). Please be cautious if you have seafood allergies.
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