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Lemon Garlic Salmon

 Lemon Garlic Salmon

DESCRIPTION:Looking for a healthy salmon recipe that still tastes good? I’ve taken my famous 5 ingredient baked salmon and turned it into a healthy skillet salmon recipe that’s easy to make and tastes amazing. Eating salmon can be part of a healthy diet. The fish is nutrient dense and is an excellent source of high-quality protein. One of the healthiest things about Salmon is its amount of the essential omega-3.

INGREDIENTS:

4 salmon portions skin-on

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

8 garlic cloves crushed

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Season salmon portions with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add in olive oil and heat 30 seconds. Place salmon portions into the skillet, starting with the skin side up. Sear 3 to 4 minutes, then flip over and sear the other side 3 more minutes. Move salmon to one side of the pan.
  3. Pour lemon juice into empty area of skillet and in garlic cloves and saute 60 seconds. Spoon garlic lemon juice over salmon and cook until fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  4. Sprinkle fresh dill on top of salmon portions and serve immediately. Garnish with lemon slices if desired.
  5. Serve with Rice (Whole Grain, or Jasmine), and a Green Beans. 


COOKING TIPS:

- Smell your salmon before purchasing when purchasing salmon from a fish counter or fish market. The salmon shouldn’t have a fishy smell. A fishy ocean-like smell indicates that the salmon is not fresh and may have been sitting there for a while. Fish should always smell clean and fresh. Generally you want to cook it the same day. If using frozen fish, consume the fish as soon as possible after it thaws for maximum freshness and minimum fishiness

- Once your salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. and it flakes easily with a fork it is cooked. If you are using a good quality salmon that is fresh, a better internal temperature to aim for is 125-130 degrees. Searing your salmon, as this recipe calls for, will also help keep the moister in the salmon giving you restaurant quality salmon at home.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Watch your portions!  To avoid overeating purchase a portion control plate or container.

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