Garlic Butter Baked Salmon In Foil
This recipe is so easy to make. Flakey, tender, moist and delicious you will simply love this recipe!
Health Benefit Of Salmon
Salmon has earned its reputation as a super food based largely on its omega-3 fatty acid content. The widely studied benefits of omega-3 fatty acids are well documented.
Salmon health benefits involve improved control of the body’s inflammatory processes, better overall cell function, improved transfer of information between the body’s cells, and better brain function.
Intake of fish rich in omega 3’s also has a positive impact on cardiovascular health, joints, eyes, cancer, skin and hair.
Wild Salmon Vs Farm Salmon
Purchase wild salmon not farmed.
Why? Farmed salmon is higher in contaminants and flame retardants, says David Carpenter, MD, Director for the institute for Health and the Environment at the University of Albany and publisher of a major study in the Journal of Science on contamination in fish.
When salmon raised in pens are fed soy, the result is, the nutritional value takes a steep dive.
Bake, Broil Or Grill Salmon
Baking time may vary slightly due to thickness of fish. Feel for the thickest part of the filet to make sure your fish is cooked through.
The salmon can also be wrapped in foil and cooked on the grill for about the same amount of time based on the thickness of the salmon.
Carefully open and pull back the foil so that the top of the fish is completely exposed.
Continue cooking for 3-4 minutes, or until the top of the salmon and the garlic are slightly golden and the fish is cooked through.
Other option is broil the salmon in the oven for 2-3 minutes by opening the foil.
Paleo And Gluten Free
- 1¼ pound sockeye or coho salmon (preferably wild caught)*
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ¼ red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, for garnishing (optional)
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