I don’t know what it is about putting a dish in the oven before a quick shower and coming out to have dinner ready but when it happens, I am in pure paradise. One of my sweet friends and followers, Darlene kindly requested me to do a workout routine and when she mentioned it to me, I was somewhat distraught. I lost track of working out and eating healthy and as much as I hate saying it, I have gained a little chubby here and there. Nevertheless, that won’t get me down. I am determined to get back on track with eating healthy and getting my butt into shape with the help of blogging and sharing healthy & quick recipes with you all. I was browsing Pinterest a couple of days ago and came across a Baked Garlic and Dijon Salmon recipe that looked divine. Now…I enjoy cooking but I will admit that fish is one tricky dish I almost always fail to master. This recipe was SO easy, delicious and was ready within 15-20 minutes! I love this dish because it’s perfect after an evening workout and very versatile in terms of eating it with brown rice, pasta or even salad. Get out your grocery list and pen and lets get into the recipe, shall we?
The best thing about this recipe was that it required minimalistic ingredients yet tasted heavenly. I’m too lazy to measure out the portions exactly so if you’re like me and eyeball everything, don’t worry-the dish still tastes yummy!
1 ½ lb salmon
2 tbsp Parsley
1/8 tbsp Ground Pepper
½ tsp salt
2 Large Cloves of Garlic
1/8 cup olive oil
1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1-2 lemon slices ( for effect)
Preheat your oven to 450 degress F.
Line a rimmed baking dish with foil OR generously spray pam in a glass baking dish
2. Cut the salmon in even portions skin side down. (Since I live alone, I only cut up 2 pieces).
3. Generously coat your salmon pieces with the sauce and top off with lemon slices if desired. I ended up pouring my entire bowl of sauce in my baking dish…go big or go home, right?
4. Bake at 450 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until it is fully cooked through. Be sure to keep an eye out so you don’t overcook it and the salmon ends up dry.
I ate the salmon alone which was very satisfying in itself. The next day, I made a salad and cut up some pieces and made a salmon salad which was pretty amazing as well. This sauce does not have to be used with fish, if you prefer chicken, beef, scallops, etc, go for it!
Health benefits of eating salmon: Packed with good fat or omega-3 fatty acids/great for bones/helps you sleep better/prevents cardiovascular diseases
Beauty Benefits of eating salmon:The good fats from salmon help protect & repair the skin from sun damage/prevent wrinkles/provide anti-inflammatory properties/firmer skin/make skin glow from the inside out/helps nails and hair grow
This post is going to be one of many recipes I post to help myself stay on track while sharing with you all what I eat.Thank you so much, Darlene for your support and requests! ❤ What are some of your favorite healthy recipes? I’d be glad to share with everyone if you have any ideas!