Lemon Garlic Salmon

Salmon Fillet

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets skin-on

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper

  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil

  • 4 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

  • 8 garlic cloves, crushed

Yield

4 Servings

Total Time

2 mins. prep

8 mins. cooking

10 mins. total

Directions

  1. Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper. 

  2. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. 

  3. Add in olive oil and heat 30 seconds. 

  4. Place salmon fillets into the skillet, starting with the skin side up. Sear 3 to 4 minutes, then flip over and sear the other side for 3 more minutes. 

  5. Move salmon to one side of the pan. Pour lemon juice into empty area of skillet, add in garlic cloves and sauté for 60 seconds.

  6. Spoon garlic lemon juice over salmon and cook until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. 

  7. Serve immediately. Garnish with lemon slices if desired.

The Benefits of Salmon

Salmon is a wonderfully versatile dish that pairs well with almost anything! In fact, salmon is often the centerpiece of a Mediterranean diet, which was recently declared one of the healthiest diet trends in 2019 according to the US News & World Report's 2019 Best Diets rankings. Some of the highlights of salmon are: 

  • Rich in Omega-3 fatty acid

  • Great source of protein

  • High in B vitamins

  • Good source of potassium

  • Contains the antioxidant Astaxanthin, which lowers the risk of heart disease.

  • Calorie smart: 3.5 oz of wild caught salmon is about 220 calories.

Salmon is great for your heart and your waistline. Try to incorporate it into your diet at least twice a week.