Easy Baked Salmon
Salmon is a source rich in protein and healthy fats, along with being an Omega-3 rockstar! Omega-3 is commonly known for its anti-inflammatory properties, while Omega-6 is known for its necessary inflammatory properties- both of which are important for the body. This salmon is easily baked in under 30 minutes, a quick clean-up, and comes with a flavorful punch.
2 large lemons, sliced
16 oz Salmon fillet (I liked the fresh wild-caught option)
1 tbsp Ground black pepper
3 tbsp Butter, lite (I use the “Lite I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter”)
2 tbsp Honey (or agave if feeding to a child under 2 years old)
3 cloves Garlic, minced
2 tbsp Italian seasoning
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. I then place a layer of parchment paper on top the aluminum foil to help skin from sticking to the foil, but this is optional. Spray paper with cooking spray.
Line prepared baking sheet with lemon slices. Place a salmon fillet on top of lemon. Sprinkle ground black pepper on the salmon fillet (pink side, not the skin).
In a small bowl, melt the butter. Mix in the honey, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Pour over the salmon.
Top baking sheet with aluminum foil and bake for 20-25 minutes or until salmon is cooked (test: salmon will flake off with a fork).
Turn the oven to broil and uncover salmon. Broil for 2-3 minutes to allow top of salmon to crisp. WATCH CLOSELY to avoid burning.
Take out of oven and cut into 4 equal fillets (about 4 oz each). Serve warm!
Serving Size: 4 oz filet