If you are a seafood eater, you just can’t go wrong with salmon. It is packed with a plethora of amazing health benefits. It is rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids. It is great for brain function. And, it is known to help regulate weight control. Apparently, salmon makes you feel full because it is loaded with so many good nutrients, causing you to eat less. Sounds fishy I know, but I did my Google research.
I like to add vegetables with salmon and I just know you will love this easy, foiled salmon recipe. It is simple and quite tasty. Also, there is practically no cleanup. Just throw the foil in the trash. Sit back and relax. If you are looking for an easy way to make salmon, then, you’ve come to the right place. Not only is this fun to make, but it is also quick and easy to do. I am sure you have most of these seasonings on hand already.
The directions are so easy too. I almost feel guilty that I have very little prepping in the kitchen this time around. It took no time at all to preheat the oven to 400°F. Then, place both the salmon and asparagus in foil. Once the salmon is on the foil, season the salmon with garlic powder, salt, pepper and lemon juice. The asparagus only needs salt and pepper. If you are cutting back on your sodium intake, then just use pepper.
After seasoning the salmon and asparagus, drizzle a little olive oil over both the fish and veggies. Then, fold your foil over both salmon and asparagus to seal it in. Place your meal on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 15-17 minutes. After that, it is time to remove it from the oven. Please allow time for the food to rest. Hopefully, you can be a little patient for about five more minutes. Me, personally, I can eat salmon at least three times a week, and never get bored with this fish. I serve it many different ways. I will often put it in a salad for a quick lunch.
Salmon can be a little costlier, but I add it into my budget. Why? Because the health benefits far outweigh the mindless items like chips and candy that I don’t really need, that somehow end up in my grocery cart anyway. I’ve got to remember to leave the grocery store ‘Sweet Fairy’ at home. I have noticed lately that asparagus is pretty costly too. Again, the healthy benefits of eating “good for you” food is the trade off.
I think you will agree that you won’t be getting that slumped feeling you get after downing two snickers bars. Not only do you have a sugar high, but a craving for more sugar. I love sweets too, but I really love a good hearty and/or healthy meal.
This dish did not need to compete with hearty because it completed itself. Your palate will enjoy it even without adding anything else, because you have your protein and your veggies.
Asparagus cooks pretty fast. I like mine a little softer, but if you want yours a lot harder, I would suggest that you remove the asparagus from the oven about 10 minutes earlier. This will create the crunch you might want. This recipe is so easy it can almost be done with your eyes closed. I said almost.
Want to know the best reward of this recipe? Minimum cleanup. Awwww, now that’s the “sweet” life that I love and crave. Enjoy!