HERB ROASTED SALMON: QUICK PREP, FABULOUS FLAVOR

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Herb Roasted Salmon, a culinary delight that effortlessly blends the savory taste of oven-baked salmon with the aromatic essence of fresh herbs like dill, parsley, and thyme, is your go-to recipe for a quick, healthy dinner.

This dish stands out for its simplicity and sophistication, making it an ideal choice for both weeknight meals and special occasions.

The rich, omega-3 packed salmon fillet, seasoned generously and roasted to moist, flaky perfection, serves as a nutritious centerpiece that pleases the palate and supports a healthy lifestyle.

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Herb Roasted Salmon, the Perfect Quick Dinner Idea

Herb Roasted Salmon stands out as a superb dinner main course idea, offering a harmonious blend of simplicity and sophistication. Baked salmon marries the moist, flaky texture of perfectly roasted salmon with the aromatic infusion of fresh herbs such as dill, parsley, and thyme, creating a flavor profile that is both refreshing and deeply satisfying.

Ideal for health-conscious individuals and seafood lovers alike, Herb Roasted Salmon is not only rich in omega-3 fatty acids but also low in calories, making it a nutritious choice for any meal.

Baked herb salmon's easy preparation and quick cooking time make it a go-to option for busy weeknights, while its elegant presentation ensures it's equally an option at more formal gatherings.

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What you'll love about this recipe:


  • Easy to Prepare: Straightforward instructions make this Herb Roasted Salmon recipe accessible to cooks of all skill levels.
  • Nutrient-Rich: Baked salmon is a great source of protein and healthy fats, supporting a balanced diet.
  • Fits Lent Restrictions: Perfectly aligns with Lenten dietary guidelines, offering a delicious way to enjoy fish on meat-free days.

Ingredients you'll Need for Herb Roasted Salmon

Herb Roasted Salmon Ingredients

To get started making this recipe, you'll first want to gather all your ingredients.

Here is what you'll need:

Tools You'll Need

Use a fork to see if baked salmon flakes easily to see if it's perfectly cooked.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover a baking sheet with Aluminum foil.

Cover Baking Sheet with Foil

Step 2: Rub a dab of olive oil on the Aluminum foil before placing the salmon filet, skin side down, onto the pan.

Place Salmon Skin Down

Step 3: Rub the flesh of the salmon filet with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle salt over the top.

Place Salt and Olive Oil Over Salmon

Step 4: Place the herbs randomly over the top of the salmon, covering every spot. Be sure to spread the various types of herbs across the salmon and don’t place one type of herb all in one spot of the salmon.

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Step 5: Place the three lemon slices, spread apart, down the middle of the salmon.

Place Lemons on Salmon

Step 6: Bake for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature at the fattest portion reaches 145 degrees.

Step 7: Remove from the oven and remove the herbs, if desired. Squeeze a lemon slice over the top, if you like.

Serve and Enjoy! 

Remove Salmon from Oven
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Tips & Tricks

  • Freshness is key when buying salmon. Look for vibrant, slightly glossy fillets with a fresh, ocean-like scent.
  • Store leftover baked salmon in an airtight container in the refrigerator and consume within 2-3 days. Reheat in the oven or on the stove to avoid drying out the salmon, ensuring that the leftovers are just as enjoyable as when the dish was first prepared.
  • Don't be afraid to experiment with different herb combinations to find your favorite. You can add sweetness by drizzling honey or maple syrup before roasting.
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FAQs about Herb Roasted Salmon

Yes, Herb Roasted Salmon can be consumed during Lent. During Lent, many Christians abstain from eating meat on Fridays and sometimes throughout the Lenten season as a form of fasting. Fish, including salmon, is permitted and often encouraged as an alternative source of protein.

Look for salmon that is bright in color, with a firm texture. The fish should smell fresh and not fishy. Wild-caught salmon often has a richer flavor than farmed salmon, but both can be used. Ensure the skin is intact if you prefer cooking it with the skin on, as it helps keep the fish moist during roasting.

Yes, you can use frozen salmon. Thaw it overnight in the refrigerator or under cold water if you're short on time. Pat the salmon dry with paper towels before seasoning to ensure the herbs and spices adhere properly.

Herb Roasted Salmon is not just a dish; it's a celebration of flavors, a testament to the art of simple cooking, and a versatile centerpiece for any meal. Its blend of nutritional benefits, ease of preparation, and gourmet appeal makes it an irresistible choice for both everyday meals and special occasions.

So, the next time you're pondering over dinner ideas, remember that Herb Roasted Salmon stands ready to impress, nourish, and delight, making every meal a memorable culinary adventure.

Herb Roasted Salmon

HERB ROASTED SALMON

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This Herb Roasted Salmon recipe combines tender salmon with aromatic herbs for a nutritious, flavor-packed meal. Quick and easy to prepare, it's perfect for any occasion, offering a heart-healthy option that's both delicious and elegant. Ready in under 30 minutes, it's an ideal choice for a fuss-free yet impressive dinner.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Measuring Spoons

Ingredients

  • 2-3 Pound Salmon Filet skin on
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • ½ Ounce Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
  • ½ Ounce Fresh Thyme Sprigs
  • ½ Ounce Fresh Parsley
  • ½ Ounce Fresh Dill Sprigs
  • 3 Lemon Slices

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cover a baking sheet with Aluminum foil.
  • Rub a dab of olive oil on the Aluminum foil before placing the salmon filet, skin side down, onto the pan.
  • Rub the flesh of the salmon with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle the salt over the top.
  • Place the herbs randomly over the top of the salmon, covering every spot.
  • Be sure to spread the various types of herbs across the salmon and don’t place one type of herb all in one spot of the salmon.
  • Place the three lemon slices, spread apart, down the middle of the salmon.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature at the fattest portion reaches 145 degrees.
  • Remove from the oven and remove the herbs, if desired.
  • Squeeze a lemon slice over the top, if you like.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
To freeze, store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
If your salmon filet is bigger or smaller than 2-3 pounds, the cooking time will change, so it’s important to pay attention to the internal temperature rather than the time cooked.
If you don’t like one of the herbs I used in this recipe, swap it out for another herb such as sage or basil.
You can omit it altogether as well, just be sure to replace it with more of an herb you prefer.
Leaving the skin on allows the salmon to not fall apart as it will be perfectly tender and flaky once it’s done cooking. It also gets a nice crisp to it, adding another delightful texture to the mix.
As an added bonus, it adds more flavor as well.

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