It's been a while since I've shared a recipe with you guys.
I have been LOVING fish lately and making a lot of it, so I thought I'd share the easiest, yet yummiest salmon recipe with you. My mouth is salivating just looking at these salmon photos!
I usually try and fit fish into my dinners twice a week. Fish has ALL SORTS of amazing benefits, obviously.
Here are a few:
- It's loaded with good nutrients such as protein and Vitamin D.
- It's a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for your brain.
- Boosts immune system and gives you energy.
- Helps reduce blood pressure and heart diseases.
- Helps with blood circulation and metabolism.
- Prevents inflammatory diseases.
- Is DELICIOUS AF.
I can go on, but I'm pretty sure you guys already know how important fish is for your health.
Soooo, I'll just get right to the recipe...
BTW, salmon isn't the only fish I eat. I'm a lover of most fish and a DIE HARD fish tacos fan. As in, I will never say no to fish tacos.
I just found that a lot of people can struggle with fish mainly because they think it involves a lot of time and detail. Well, let me tell you, it doesn't. This recipe involves 15 minute prep time and another 15 for cook time. For a healthy dinner, I'd say 30 minutes is not bad. No?
I like to buy my fish fresh. None of this frozen crap. Leave the frozen fish where it's at, and go get yourself a fresh piece of salmon. Trust me, it tastes better and there's no fake bullshit in there. Fresh is ALWAYS better. And while you're there, pick up some of your favourite veggies too. I love asparagus, broccoli, mushrooms, peppers. And don't forget lemon. Lemon is key.
So, you've got your fresh fish and veggies. Now what?
It's time to marinate your fish.
In no particular order:
- Garlic butter
- SO MUCH fresh garlic
- White wine ( don't forget to pour yourself a glass )
- Dried oregano & parsley or Italian seasoning
- Freshly squeezed lemon juice
THAT'S IT. Let it sit for like 5-10ish minutes in that marinade and cut up your veggies.
I like to do a little stir fry with EVOO ( extra virgin olive oil ) garlic, salt, pepper and my veggies. If I'm feeling sassy, I'll throw in some soy sauce. But for the most part, I like to keep things simple.
Okay, time to put your salmon in the oven. Depending on how thick your piece is, timing will vary. I usually have it in there for no more than 15 minutes. You definitely don't want to overcook it.
Remove from the oven, squeeze some more lemon over it, and add the veggies to your plate....
....errrr, and don't you dare forget to Snapchat the shit out of it before you eat. OBVS. ;)
K, so that's it, you guys. How easy was that? Even if you think you're a terrible cook, try this out. It's a no-brainer, and trust me, you will impress anyone with this meal.
Okay, how was everyone's weekend/ Monday?
I did nothing but veg out on the couch today. (YASSS to days off!) I mean I accomplished a lot from my couch, but Grey's Anatomy was definitely playing in the background.
I had a pretty hectic weekend, and a veryyy long Sunday. I thought that taking on yet another event project, along with my full-time events job, plus the blog, plus everything else that's going on in my life, would be a GREAT IDEA.
In all honesty, it was. I usually don't like to stop. I'm go-go-go most of the time. Continuously taking on new projects, thinking of new ventures, etc. Hence why I'm trying very hard to wind-down at nights. << Read the post.
The event on Sunday was a huge success and the reason why I decided that a day off on Monday was much needed. It was a good break for the body and the mind!
Okay, do you guys have any amazing salmon recipes you want to share with me? Share, because I love trying out new ways to make fish.
Hope you guys have super productive week!