When I come home from a long day and want to make something quick, yet healthy, fresh and tasty - I make honey garlic salmon. With ingredients that may be found in our fridge and cupboards, and a short cooking time, dinner will be ready in minutes! High in protein, healthy omega fats, and a good source of vitamin D.
2 tsp (10ml)honey
1 tbsp (15ml) low sodium soy sauce
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp dried thyme leaves
1 tsp (10ml)lemon juice
2 tsp (10ml)canola oil
2 garlic cloves,minced
½ lemon, sliced
4 salmon fillets(4oz or 110g each)
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Season salmon fillets with a mixture of honey, soy sauce, lemon juice,pepper, paprika and thyme. Let fillets marinate for 15 minutes in the fridge, covered.
Heat oil in a pan over medium heat, and sauté garlic for 1 minute. Add salmon fillets, along with the marinade into the pan. Cook each side for 4 minutes, while periodically basting the top of the fillets with the marinade.
Place fillets in a baking sheet and broil the salmon in the oven for another 5-6 minutes or until cooked.
Serve with sliced lemons, and drizzle with any extra marinade.
*Great with a side of steamed greens and a whole grain such as bulgur, quinoa or wild rice.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
245 cal / 29g protein / 4.9gcarbohydrate / 12g healthy fats
Sadaf Shaikh, PMDip, RD
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