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 the 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.
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 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.