Simple Salmon is one of my family’s favorite dinners and is also an easy, delicious weeknight meal option. Pair it with roasted vegetables to complete the meal! One key to delicious salmon is to cook it with the skin on, so make sure to buy it that way. This meal is gluten and dairy free, as well as paleo and diabetic friendly.
Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:
Fatty fish provide sources of omega-3 fats called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) & docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are more biologically available than alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is the type of omega-3‘s found in flaxseeds and walnuts. For anyone suffering from digestive issues or malabsorption, fatty fish (salmon, cod, krill) provide a more readily available form of omega-3 fats for the body to use.
By Megan Fahey, MS, Nutritionist
Simple Salmon Dinner
1 pound salmon filet (skin on)
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon organic garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
1. Heat a large cast iron pan or griddle over medium heat.
2. Drizzle lemon juice then sprinkle the seasonings on top of salmon.
3. Place the salmon on your griddle, skin side down, and cook for 5-10 minutes.
4. Flip the salmon over and cook for another 5-10 minutes. Make sure to leave it alone when you first flip it, or it will stick to the griddle. Salmon is done when the skin pulls off easily and the fish is easy to pull apart with a fork. Try not to overcook! I like to leave the middle just a tiny bit pinker than the edges of my salmon-it is so moist and delicious!
5. Once you’ve removed your salmon from the griddle, let it sit for a couple of minutes before serving it. I pull the skin off to serve, but you can eat it if you want to.
6. Serve with a lemon slice…it’s extra yummy with more lemon juice squeezed on after you cook it! Enjoy!
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