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Lemon Dill Salmon

February 22, 2014

This recipe is next level deliciousness and will impress everyone, but it’s ridiculously easy to prepare.

First let’s talk nutrition, shall we? No-one needs to tell you salmon has high amounts of Omega-3 fat and will give you all the Vitamins B12 and D you can handle along with a serious protein hit. You know this. But beyond that, consumption of salmon is linked to decreased cardiovascular disease, increased protection of joints from inflammation and improved mood and brain function. It is one of the best things you can put in your body. Eat it more often.

Now let’s cook some salmon.

Ingredients 

  • 4 oz salmon fillet (one fillet per person)
  • 1/3 cup fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 2-3 tbsp EVOO
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon juice (separated)
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder

Preheat oven to 420 degrees. Place the salmon skin side down on a piece of tinfoil on a baking sheet.  Sprinkle with pepper, garlic powder and 2 tbsp of the lemon juice. Wrap the foil around the salmon and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Meanwhile put the dill, parsley, EVOO, 1 tbsp lemon juice and the almonds into your food processor.  Pulse until well combined. BOOM…you have lemon dill pesto.

Note: this amount of pesto will serve about four people.

Serve with the pesto either dolloped or spread in a thin layer on top of the salmon. I roasted some asparagus (also sprinkled with lemon and pepper) and mini potatoes for the side.  Highly recommend the asparagus but the potatoes could be switched out for quinoa or a big green salad.

Your hands on time with this meal is less than ten minutes but it will taste like you slaved over it. You’re welcome!

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