Apologies for my lull in posts. I haven't been feeling well lately, and I've barely wanted to eat, let alone cook. I seem to be through the worst of it now and I'm hoping this post is the first of many more to come.
Since my absence from the kitchen resulted in a series of take out dinners, I wanted my resurrection to be something simple, delicious and healthy; hence, this salmon recipe.
As many of you know salmon is full of omega 3 fatty acids (the good fats) not to mention a ton of antioxidants. All good stuff my body needs right now.
Wild salmon is always a better buy than farmed salmon. Farmed salmon, as you can imagine, is pumped full of chemicals. You'll pay more for wild salmon, but not much, I highly recommend upgrading.
A few other healthy ingredients help round out this flavorful dish which I paired with long grain and wild rice and fresh sweet peas. ToddlerBaby couldn't get enough! I was so happy to see him shovel this down. He's a growing boy and the more good stuff he gets the better off his eating habits will be later in life.
YOU WILL NEED
1 lb filet of wild king salmon
4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp of sea salt
3 large orange slices
6 lemon slices
1/2 orange juiced
1/2 lemon juiced
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Add 2 tbsp of olive oil to the bottom of a 9x9 baking dish.
- Lay two orange slices in the middle of the dish and then four lemon slices next to them.
- Lay the salmon skin side down on top of the citrus slices.
- Top the salmon with one more tbsp of olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt then lay one orange slice and two lemon slices on top of the salmon.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes, depending on how well-done you like your salmon. I like mine very well done so I cooked it the full 30 minutes.
Thank you all for your patience as I have been on the mend. My Yummies mean the world to me and I hope you bring you more fun and healthy family recipes soon.