I always love a good salmon fillet for dinner along with a lots of vegetables but I’m a bit picky with my salmon. I don’t eat Atlantic salmon, like literally never. It needs to be wild, comes from Northern countries or sometimes I do organic from farming. There are pros and cons to all of them so the fish you take really depends on your own preferences and believes and everything. These fillets were organic. I prefer fresh fish to frozen too so it depends what’s on the market. Do you have a preference yourself?
This recipe is super easy to make. You pat dry salmon fillets (I used two but feel free to double to tripe the recipe) and place them in a baking dish. You mix the ingredients in a bowl and cover the fillets with them, then bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes. That’s it. And while fish is cooking you can cook your veggies.
To top the fish, pretty simple, I used a combination of extra-virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, shallots, garlic and fresh thyme.
See, healthy food doesn’t have to be complicated. When you have good product to start, and a good balance of flavours and textures, and sometimes colours help too, you have an easy, beautifully appealing healthy meal. It’s a perfect meal for a weeknight.
It’s great for Spring and Summer especially, and feel free to use those beautiful asparagus or carrots you have, or make a cauliflower rice with it. If you love carbs and want to include some, a healthy spaghetti would be a nice addition.
This was the fish for my son and I before going in the oven. Looks so yummy to me!:)
Baked Lemon Garlic Salmon
- 2 salmon fillets, preferably wild or organic
- Coarse sea salt, to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 tablespoons finely diced shallots
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon lemon zest
- 2 sprigs thyme
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Pat dry salmon fillets and place fillet in a small baking dish or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Season both fillets with salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl, combine garlic, shallots, olive oil, lemon juice and lemon zest.
- Spread mixture on both fillets.
- Add a sprig of fresh thyme on both.
- Bake until cooked to your liking, about 10 to 12 minutes. Cooking time will vary according to thickness of the fish.
- While salmon is baking, cook your vegetables or easy to make side dishes.