By now we all, or at least most of us, know that salmon is a excellent protein source. It contains many nutrients, such as omega 3 fatty acids, B vitamins, and antioxidants, that may help reduce heart disease risk, reduce inflammation, and support brain health. Having just 1-2 servings a week has been shown to have health benefits. This simple recipe is an easy way to incorporate salmon into a lunch or dinner meal.
1 shallot, finely minced (or about 2 tablespoons of red onion)
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated with microplane
Olive oil, enough to finely coat salmon fillets
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Powdered garlic, to taste
5 - 4 oz portions of skinless salmon fillets
Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix shallot, mint, lemon zest and juice, and ginger in a small bowl.
Place salmon fillets on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic. Coat each fillet with lemon herb mixture.
Place in preheated oven. Cook for 20-30 minutes. Check for doneness at the 20 minute mark to prevent overcooking.