Crazy simple, flavorful, 330 calorie salmon dinner made in only 30 minutes.
Friday already! Yessss. So the other night I did something really cool. I was apart of a Q&A session where a group of Philly bloggers from fashion and lifestyle to running and healthy living asked me questions about my social media strategies, recipe development, SEO, cookbook writing, and how I manage it all. (To sum it up: coffee.) Not only did I share my story, but I learned a wealth of knowledge from each of them.
If you’re a blogger, I highly suggest you look into meeting up with bloggers in your area. Grab coffee, meet for lunch, discuss strategies, whatever. There is so much to learn from each other in this very unique blog world. If you’re in the Philadelphia area, check out PHLBloggers. And inquire about becoming a member!
So about this baked salmon. Well, ask and you shall receive! Another healthy dinner recipe right here, right now.
I don’t think you understand the level of greatness on which we’re about to embark. We all know that lemon and fish go together like, uh, me and snickers. Well last week I made what I consider to be the BEST marriage of lemon and fish in the entire world. Am I being dramatic? Am I kinda exaggerating? Who me? Never! Muhahaha.
On a night I felt like doing absolutely nothing in the kitchen because I spent 23494 hours that day making another cherry pie to cram in my freezer, I made this simple baked lemon herb salmon.
Like, laughably simple.
One pan simple.
“I must be doing something wrong” simple.
Healthy cuts of salmon + brussels sprouts + herbs + lemon. Bake.
The key to fantastic flavor is brushing the salmon filets with a smidgen of melted butter. Not much because we’re keeping things healthy today, but just enough to fill the filets with buttery flavor. On top of the filets? Let’s rub the best of the best flavors around. We’re talking rosemary, parsley, garlic, freshly ground pepper, and a squeeze of lemon. Add your fave veggie to the baking sheet– like brussels sprouts, sliced zucchini, broccoli, diced potato or sweet potato, etc. Another squeeze of lemon, and a sprinkle of salt & pepper.
I’m not kidding. That’s literally all you do.
And it’s ready to eat like THAT. (snaps)
The juicy salmon, the roasted veggies, the simplicity, the flavors, the hassle-free (healthy!) meal. It’s all INSANE. Oh and the entire meal is only 330 calories. Why haven’t I made 30 minute meal like this sooner?
I’m so excited for you to make this. Maybe tonight? This Labor Day weekend? It’s already Labor Day weekend? What?
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You’ll love this crazy simple, flavorful, 330 calorie salmon dinner made in only 30 minutes.
- 4 salmon filets, skin removed (about 2 lbs total)
- 4 cups halved brussels sprouts (or sliced zucchini, diced potato, broccoli, etc.)
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 Tablespoons bunched rosemary leaves, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons parsley (I use dried, chopped)
- 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 lemons
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- sea salt, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or a silicone baking mat. Arrange salmon and brussels sprouts on top.
- Brush the melted butter on top of each salmon filet. In a small bowl, mix the rosemary, parsley, garlic, juice of 1 lemon, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper together with a spoon. Spoon evenly onto each filet, spreading all over the top. Slice 1/2 of the 2nd lemon and arrange 1-2 slices on top of each filet. Squeeze the other lemon half on top of the brussels sprouts. Sprinkle the brussels sprouts with remaining 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Sprinkle sea salt evenly over the whole pan– not much is needed. Go by your preference.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until the salmon is just cooked through. Don’t overcook or the salmon will taste dry.
- Serve with additional lemon slices if desired. Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for a few days. Reheat to your liking.
- For a more rounded out meal, serve the salmon and brussels sprouts with brown rice, quinoa, or baked sweet potatoes.
- Nutrition Information: Using SparkRecipes calculator– including the brussels sprouts, this meal comes out to 330 calories, 16g fat, and 37g protein. If your salmon filets are smaller than about 6 ounces each, these numbers will be lower.
- Special Tools: Glass Mixing Bowls | Silpat Baking Mat | Baking Sheet
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