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Years ago, I discovered how to make an easy baked salmon that the boys really enjoy. In honor of National Seafood week, I am sharing the recipe with you.
Why Make Easy Baked Salmon?
For years now, health experts have recommended having foods rich in omega-3 on a regular basis. Omega-3 is documented to provide better overall cell function (including brain function) and help with controlling inflammation. Salmon supplies that nutrient as well as iron, zinc, niacin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. All of these are nutrients you need for good health. The nutritional value of salmon is incredible and at a low calorie count.
Up here in Alaska we can either catch our own during the runs or buy it from the stores. Let me tell you: wild-caught Alaskan salmon is awesome. Beyond having a much better flavor, wild-caught Alaskan salmon is relatively low risk in terms of contaminants. I never want to go back to farm raised salmon!
How to Make Easy Baked Salmon
When I say easy, I truly mean it. If you don’t want to dice or slice your own garlic, buy it pre-diced. Otherwise, it is all about gathering the few ingredients, wrapping the salmon in foil and baking until it flakes.
While most people will bake a filet of salmon, you can use the same ingredients stuffed inside.
Easy to make baked salmon which is family friendly as well as super healthy. How much olive oil you use is determined on how coated you want your fish. I usually use closer to 6 Tbsp.
While you will have a greater depth of flavor by letting it marinate for an hour, you can put it all together and toss it in the oven as well.
Easy to make baked salmon which is family friendly as well as super healthy.
How much olive oil you use is determined on how coated you want your fish. I usually use closer to 6 Tbsp.
What are some of your family’s favorite seafood recipes?
Have you ever eaten wild-caught Alaskan salmon?
Looking for more recipes using seafood? Check out these other awesome posts from a few blogging friends:
- Italian Scallop Tortellini Bake by Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- Shrimp, Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple Kabobs by Mom Does it All
- Creamy Seafood Stuffed Shells by Adventures in All Things Food
- Brown Butter and Lemon Mahi Mahi with Roasted Asparagus by Jennifer Sikora
- Shrimp and Jicama Salad by Upstate Ramblings
And, here is a favorite shrimp recipe from me: