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Healthy Eating – Baked salmon with dill and lemon!

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If you love fish, here’s a healthy eating recipe you’re going to love!
Baked salmon with dill and lemon combines the richness of salmon with the bright and refreshing flavours of dill and lemon.

Let’s talk about making it

Ingredients:

Salmon fillets (preferably skin-on)
A bunch of fresh dill, chopped
Lemon slices
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

Instructions:

Preheat the oven: Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it.

Prepare the salmon by rinsing them under cold water. Next pat them dry with paper towels. Place the fillets skin-side down on the baking sheet. Season both sides of the salmon with salt and pepper.

Add dill and lemon: Sprinkle the chopped fresh dill evenly over the salmon fillets. Place a few lemon slices on top of each fillet, covering the surface.

Drizzle with olive oil: Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over the salmon to help keep it moist during baking and enhance the flavours.

Bake the salmon: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake the salmon for about 12-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets. The salmon should be opaque and easily flake with a fork.

Now, serve and enjoy: Once the salmon is cooked, remove it from the oven. You can garnish it with additional fresh dill and lemon slices for presentation. Serve the baked salmon hot with your choice of sides, such as steamed vegetables, roasted potatoes, or a fresh salad.

Extra tips:

For added flavour, you can marinate the salmon fillets with a mixture of lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, and dill for about 30 minutes before baking.
If you prefer a crispy skin, you can cook the salmon fillets skin-side up. Just make sure to remove the skin easily after baking.
Adjust the baking time according to the thickness of the salmon fillets. Thicker fillets may require a few more minutes of baking.
Remember that salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and various nutrients. The combination of dill and lemon adds a refreshing and zesty flavour profile to the dish, making it a favourite for seafood lovers.

Written by: Ian Fraser

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