Salmon is one of my favorite things to make because it is full of healthy fats and is a perfect choice when I don’t have a lot of time to make dinner. Usually I have about two or three varieties of how I cook salmon that I know my family will enjoy, but this recipe is a guaranteed hit every time! Although salmon is delicious when you dress it up, sometimes it is nice to just keep it simple, and that is exactly what this recipe is, simple but delicious!
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">What you didn't know about lemons</p></h4>
Although lemons add a delicious tangy flavor many people forget about the many health benefits they bring. As with all citrus fruits, vitamin C is usually the first thing that comes to mind, however, aside from being a powerhouse of Vitamin C, lemons are also full of:
* Vitamin B6
Lemons also aid in digestion and help keep tummy issues at bay.
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Why Is Salmon The Perfect Keto Protein Source?</p></h4>
Whether you are on the keto diet or not, salmon is known to be one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet!
<h5>Omega 3 Fatty Acids</h5>
Unlike most fats, omega-3's are cannot be produced by our bodies, so it is essential that you eat foods rich in them to get your daily allotment.
Not all protein sources are created equal, but salmon is the perfect high-quality protein source.
just like omega-3's, protein is an essential nutrient that you can only get through the foods you eat.
Protein does more than just help build muscle, it plays an important role in helping your body heal after injury, protecting bone health and maintaining muscle mass during weight loss as we age.
Salmon is packed with B vitamins, and it doesn't take a lot to get all you need.
a 3.5 ounce pice of salmon gives you:
Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 18% of the RDI
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 29% of the RDI
Vitamin B3 (niacin): 50% of the RDI
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 19% of the RDI
Vitamin B6: 47% of the RDI
Vitamin B9 (folic acid): 7% of the RDI
Vitamin B12: 51% of the RDI
Each of these vitamins are involved in many vital processes in your body, including turning the food you eat into energy, reducing inflammation, lowering your risk of hear disease, boosting brain function and helping maintain nerve system function.
<h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Lemon Butter Baked Salmon</p></h4>
<h6>Prep Time: 10 minutes |Cook Time: 15-20 minutes | Serves: 4</h6>
<h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Ingredients:</h5>
* 1½ - 2 pounds wild caught salmon, skin on
* 2 organic lemons, 1 cut into rounds and 1 reserved for serving
* 4 tablespoons salted grass-fed butter
* 3 cloves of garlic minced
* 2 cups zucchini noodles
* Flat leaf parsley (optional)
* Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
<h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Instructions:</h5>
1. Preheat the oven to 475° F.
2. Lay the salmon fillet skin side down in the baking dish and season well with salt and pepper.
3. Top salmon with minced garlic, sliced butter, and lemon slices.
4. Place in the oven and roast until the salmon is just cooked through, about 15-20 minutes or until the desired doneness is reached.
5. While the salmon is cooking, prepare your zucchini noodles. Saute in a pan over medium heat until al dente. Remove from heat and set aside.
6. Remove salmon and place on top of sauteed zucchini noodles. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and fresh lemon juice if desired and serve!