Baked Lemon Garlic Salmon
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Baked Lemon Garlic Salmon Recipe

This delicious Baked Lemon Garlic Salmon Recipe is healthy and quick to make. Serve it with a side of vegetables or a salad, and you have a complete meal. 

I love easy and delicious meals and especially the ones I can enjoy with a serving of vegetables or salad. Since I have been following my diet plan, I enjoy cooking more often. I cook food with essential ingredients and use fresh ingredients. That sounds like many other diets. But the difference is that I have taken a little bit out of different diets and created my own. The hardest part of my diet is eating nine servings of fruits and vegetables every day. That is very challenging! But I am getting the hang of it 🙂

I eat a lot of salmon these days. It is a healthy fish full of wholesome nutrients and perfect for quick seafood recipes. Whether you use dry or wet seasoning, it will still be flavorful. You will only have to make sure that you use the right amount for a whole salmon, a whole fillet, or individual fillets.

How to marinate salmon

This healthy salmon recipe is simple and you can make it any weeknight. Making a marinade is as easy as 1,2,3.  One crucial ingredient you must never forget is lemon or lime. Seafood needs lemon or lime. Lemons and limes contain natural citric acid that elevates the natural taste of seafood. 

The marinade for this salmon recipe is a mixture of fresh garlic, lemon juice, oil, paprika, salt, pepper, and Noubess Hot and Spicy Original with Herbs for a hint of hot and spicy taste. Mix all the ingredients and apply the marinade to the salmon. 

Fresh salmon often taste better than frozen. Although farmed raised salmon has more fat and is cheaper to buy, wild-caught salmon is healthier and more flavorful. Whenever you can afford wild-caught salmon, I recommend buying it. 

There’s no need to marinate most fish for a long time. Remember that most fish cooks very fast, and you only need about 5-10 minutes for the marinade to penetrate the fletch, that is, if you want to marinate it before cooking. 

How to bake Salmon

Baking salmon in sealed foil is one of the easiest methods. No mess to clean, and the salmon cooks evenly. The steam trapped inside the foil helps the seasoning to penetrate the fish. You will need the following ingredients and tools for this recipe:

Ingredients:

Tools needed

Prepare the salmon

Prepare the salmon by making sure that the skin is free of scales. I usually give my salmon a quick rinse with room temperature water, pat dry, and place it on a prepared baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. 

  1. Prepare the baking sheet by lining it with a large aluminum foil and oiling it. (I use a cooking spray). 
  2. Place the salmon filet, skin side down.
  3. With a basting brush or spoon, spread the marinade over the salmon filet. 
  4. Cover the baking sheet with the second layer of aluminum foil, creating a tent, so the foil does not touch the fish. 

How Long to Bake Salmon

Salmon, in general, cooks very quickly. Depending on the thickness, usually cooking time is between 15 to 25 minutes in an oven preheated at 400 F.  Be sure to check it so you don’t overcook it as it should flake with a fork easily.

A whole salmon will cook a little bit longer because of the size of the fish. Steak salmon will also cook the same amount of time as a fillet.

What to serve bake salmon with and how to store leftovers

Cooking a lot of food and making sure that you have leftovers is a great idea. It is only a good idea if you are cooking food that stores well. From experience, salmon do not freeze well. You can store it in a refrigerator for up to 2 days but not longer than that. Cooked fish do not freeze well. When heated, the fish will lose some of its moisture.

When storing in a refrigerator always use a glass container if you can. And here are a few side dishes that complement this recipe very well.

Notes:

  • Always check for scales in with any fish with skin.
  • Salmon is an excellent, low-fat source of protein.
  • Try not to overcook salmon as it will be dry
  • If you prefer not to bake the salmon, feel free to grill it.
  • Use a glass container to store fish. Much better than plastic and to retain freshness.
  • You can use melted butter instead of olive oil in your salmon recipe.
  • If you are not using our Noubess Hot and Spicy Sauce with Herbs, make sure you add ground black pepper to the marinade
  • Usually, salmon fillets take about 15 minutes to cook in a 400 F degree oven.
  • Don’t forget that lemon juice and lemon slices add more flavor to fish.
  • Buy wild salmon if you can. Much healthier for you.

Here’s the recipe. Enjoy, and don’t forget to leave your comment below.

Baked Lemon Garlic Salmon

Baked Lemon Garlic Salmon Recipe

This delicious Baked Lemon Garlic Salmon Recipe is healthy and quick to make. Serve it with a side of vegetables or a salad, and you have a complete meal. 
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Brunch, Dinner
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 6
Calories 283 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs salmon fillet
  • 3/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 lemon sliced into rounds
  • Parsley or dill for garnish

For the Lemon Garlic Sauce

  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped or crushed
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Noubess Hot and Spicy Original Sauce

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with a large piece of foil. Brush the top of the foil with extra virgin olive oil or use a cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl or jar, mix together the garlic, paprika, salt, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, and Noubess hot and spicy original with herbs
  • Remove any scales on the salmon. Rinse quickly and pat dry, and place the salmon filet, skin side down on the prepared pan.
  • Pour the marinade all over the salmon evenly. Place lemon slices on top of the fillet.
  • With a basting brush or spoon, spread the marinade over the salmon filet.
  • Cover the baking sheet with the second layer of aluminum foil creating a tent so the foil does not touch the fish.
  • Bake the salmon, wrapped in foil, in a 375 degrees F preheated-oven for 15 minutes or so, depending on thickness (if your salmon is 1 1/2 inches or more in thickness, it may take a little bit longer.)

Nutrition

Calories: 283kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 30gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 649mgPotassium: 768mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 249IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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