Most nutritionists will tell you that they love salmon, and for good reason. This fish is loaded with lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids (critical for cardiovascular health), vitamin D, is lower in mercury than most fish, and even supports brain development. Here’s the quickest, easiest way to prepare it that you’ll enjoy every time.
First, sprinkle with salt and pepper as desired. I also add herbes de provence, a blend of dried French herbs such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, and marjoram, and thinly sliced lemon on top. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes, or until cooked through.
When paired with leafy greens, the proteins, B vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids in salmon are a complement their vitamin C and antioxidants. I usually make my salmon with this salad with arugula, avocado, and asparagus with a citrus vinaigrette (pictured above) and they go beautifully together.
- 1 lb salmon
- 1 tablespoon herbes de provence
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced
- Salt and pepper to slice
- Rinse salmon and place on baking dish.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper and herbes de provence as desired. Add sliced lemon.
- Bake for approximately 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until cooked through.