Make it this weekend: Garlic Dijon Salmon

Updated: Sep 20, 2019

We are a family divided when it comes to seafood. Some of us love shrimp (I am not in that group!), some love salmon, tuna, crab, or lobster, and none of us agree on them all. Since learning about shrimp being bottom feeders and the chemicals added to them, I do not feed it to my family, but that doesn't stop them at a party.

Safe Catch is an excellent source for canned seafood, we love the tuna, it is tested for mercury levels to ensure that the levels are the lowest possible.

Salmon reigns as my top seafood choice, and I enjoy cooking it several ways. My salmon patties are a big hit, as well flaked and served on top of a salad.


Most importantly, ensure your fish is sustainably harvested and wild caught. Few things to keep in mind: ocean caught still means farmed, Atlantic means farmed (for salmon), and farmed fish is unhealthy and not worth the savings.

So now that you know how to choose a beautiful piece of fish, whether individually wrapped or a big filet, you need an amazing recipe to go with it!


Ingredients for Garlic Dijon Baked Salmon:

1 1/2 lb salmon fillet or 4 individually wrapped salmon fillets 1/4 cup avocado oil

1 tsp parsley

1/2 tsp smoked paprika 4 garlic cloves, pressed 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard 1/ 4 tsp salt (we use pink salt)

1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice Lemon slices, for effect


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 450° F. Line rimmed baking sheet with silpat or parchment paper.


Slice salmon into 4 portions and arrange them on a lined baking dish, keeping salmon skin-side-down. Mix the remaining ingredients together in a small bowl. Generously brush top and sides of salmon with sauce and top with lemon slices. Bake at 450°F for 12-15 min or until just cooked through and flaky. Don't over-cook.

Or cook them on the grill, this is our favorite way to cook them.


As you can see it looks beautiful cooked and smells delicious! Add a side of veggies or salad and you are good to go. The one child who stubbornly resists salmon even admitted if he had to eat salmon this was probably the best way 😉

So give it a try this weekend and let me know how you liked it!



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