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Baked Lemon Herb Salmon

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

You’ll love this crazy simple, flavorful, 330 calorie salmon dinner made in only 30 minutes.


Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until the salmon is just cooked through. Don’t overcook or the salmon will taste dry.
  4. Serve with additional lemon slices if desired. Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for a few days. Reheat to your liking.

Notes

  1. For a more rounded out meal, serve the salmon and brussels sprouts with brown rice, quinoa, or baked sweet potatoes.
  2. 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.
  3. Special Tools: Glass Mixing Bowls | Silpat Baking Mat | Baking Sheet

Keywords: baked salmon, lemon herb salmon