Feb 27, 2013

Perfect Roasted Salmon

Being healthy is hard sometimes. You have to say no to foods you really want. You have to learn to like all those green veggies you hated as a kid. Then you have to learn to cook healthy foods in a way your family will like. Exhausting. Well, good thing for recipes like this that make cooking healthy a breeze. If you haven't noticed, I've been really into easy recipes lately. I dunno. Maybe it's the 6 month old baby and 3 year old at home? Just a thought.

This recipe has been making it's way around pinterest for I don't know how long. I've had it on my "to try" list for a while, and boy I should have done it earlier. It's is so easy, you don't even have to think in advance to pre-heat your oven. 

Here we go.

Start with salmon. I used 4 fillets about 5 oz each. Salmon is loaded with healthy fats and is a great source of protein. I try to have some at least once per week.

Then, sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. I used the salt sparingly - you know - to help maintain healthy blood pressure.

 I used about 1 tsp of oil per fillet, which adds about 5grams of fat for each serving. That's enough to add good flavor without making it too heavy.

Put the salmon in the oven, then turn on the oven to 400F. Let bake for 25 minutes and you'll have moist, delicious, perfectly cooked salmon. Yum!

I paired mine with brown rice and steamed broccoli. I love it when healthy things are easy.


  1. Pinterest inspired? Did the salmon really turn out perfectly cooked?!?!? I've been dying to know!

    1. Yes, thank you Pinterest! And it did turn out perfectly cooked. Tender, flaky and not overdone. Try it!

  2. Hi Tiffany,
    Really enjoy your blog! As far as the oven you mentioned you turn oven once you put Salmon in, no preheat required?
    Thanks a lot for healthy and delicious sharing!

    1. Yep! No preheating required. Just stick the salmon in, then turn on the oven to 400. About twenty-five minutes later, the fish will be perfectly cooked, flaky and delicious. Awesome, right?