Check out the ingredient list for this Clean Eating salmon recipe. Look how short it is. Eight simple ingredients. If you don’t count herbs, there is only three ingredients. So simple. So good and so impressive. Trust me. If you show this to your family or guests, they will be impressed. They might start looking for the take-out containers. But YOU’LL know how easy and fast this Clean Eating salmon recipe really is.
So, if you’re scared of salmon, like I used to be, this is a good recipe to start with. Nice and simple, yet full of flavor. We’ve tried the recipe on several different kinds of fish at our house and we’ve liked them all. My children love it on tilapia and my 11 year-old son even makes this recipe himself fairly regularly, mostly on tilapia though. Most children I know don’t like salmon as much because of the stronger flavor.
One tip I have for you is to not overcook your salmon. It’s so easy to do. You may not feel like your fish is done in the time indicated below, but as well as it flakes easily with a fork, it’s done. I finally figured out that’s why I used to like restaurant fish and not fish I cooked at home.
If possible, wild salmon is always best. It not only tastes so much better, but it’s much better for you. Wild salmon can be hard to find though and is very expensive. You should compare the price and quality of this wild salmon with what you are currently buying. You may be pleasantly surprised.
Think that fresh herbs are too expensive? I’ve had really good luck with grow lights on Amazon. I hang them from the bottom of a shelf and put all sorts of herbs and flowers on the shelf below. Now I have fresh herbs year-round. For some of the smaller plants, I just get a smaller personal lamp and a grow light bulb.
Please try my Clean Eating salmon recipe and let me know if you like it and who you made it for and what you served with it. I’m sure the other readers would love to know (and I would too). I’ll often serve it with some roasted veggies on the side.
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I love this fish because it is super easy to prepare (5 minutes or less) and is fresh and colorful. This recipe would also be great using other types of fish, such as tilapia or halibut.
- 3 oz Organic Butter
- 1 tsp Coarse Real Salt
- Zest of 1 Lemon
- 1 Tbl Fresh Parsley, chopped
- 1 tsp Fresh Dill, chopped
- 1 Clove Garlic, minced
- Dash of White Pepper
- 4 4-5 oz Salmon Fillets
Place all ingredients except for salmon in a small bowl and melt in the microwave for 30-45 seconds.
Stir until combined.
Place the salmon fillets on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Using a pastry brush, coat the salmon with the lemon herb butter, evenly spreading it over the tops of each fillet.
Bake in an oven preheated to 400 degrees on the top or second to top rack for 10-12 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
Alternately, the fish can be broiled on medium/high on the second to top rack for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through. This method will give you a bit more crunchy, caramelized crust.