Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Salmon Steamed in Parchment Paper

After experimenting with parchment paper bags and loving it, I decided to try salmon in the bags.  So glad I did!  It was deliciously moist and you get the added steamed vegetables at the same time!  I'm sure you could do any type of fish with this method.  Enjoy!

1/4 to 1/2 lb filet of salmon per person
minced garlic
salt and pepper
lemon slices

Place asparagus and garlic in parchment bags.  Top with salmon that has been seasoned with salt and pepper.  Top salmon with 2-3 lemon slices.  Close bag.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Easy Baked Salmon

One of the best ways to start eating healthy is incorporating seafood into your weekly menu.  I feel like seafood gets a bad rap of being either bland, not filling, or "fishy."  Salmon is one of the mildest fish yet most filling.  It's easy to bake or grill.  I've been spoiled by halibut that we caught in Alaska, but since we no longer have any salmon is my new favorite.  Delicious and easy!  I hope you enjoy!

For 2 people:

  • 3/4 lb of fresh salmon (cut into two pieces)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Sprinkle salmon with paprika, salt, pepper and the juice of one half of the lemon.  Slice the other half of the lemon and place on the salmon.  Bake on a broiler pan sprayed with cooking spray for 10 minutes or until it easily flakes with a fork.