Simple salmon recipe that will help you keep your New Year’s Resolution (with video)
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Recently, I have become more health conscious and have started to limit my intake of red meats. Salmon is a great lean meat seeing as each ounce has no more than 60 calories depending on the the region it is from. I used wild Atlantic salmon which has 51 calories per ounce. Here is a homemade lemon salmon recipe I created by combining my favorite spices and sides into a meal: Simple and Sweet Salmon with Roasted Red Pepper Quinoa and Baked Sweet Potatoes.
Three 8-ounce salmon filets
1 large lemon
Four sprigs of cilantro
1 cup of quinoa
5-7 sweet mini peppers
2 large sweet potatoes
3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Sprinkle of salt
Sprinkle of pepper
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Place filets skin side down on baking sheet.
- Lightly sprinkle salt and pepper over filets.
- Squeeze ½ lemon evenly onto filets.
- Marinate 25 minutes covered in fridge.
- Slice four sprigs of cilantro and place on top of salmon.
- Bake 14-16 minutes until salmon is fully cooked.
- Chop peppers into small pieces.
- Place in medium sized saucepan and lightly season with olive oil.
- Let peppers cook 7-9 minutes on medium heat.
- Lower heat to simmer and stir constantly.
- Remove to cool when timer ends.
- Lightly squeeze lemon on top of peppers; careful not to add too much.
- Pour quinoa into 2 cups of water in large pot.
- Bring to a boil.
- Lower heat to simmer for 15 minutes.
- Quinoa will absorb water and look soft when fully cooked.
- Sprinkle olive oil on quinoa when finished cooking.
- Leave on simmer to keep warm.
- Rinse sweet potatoes.
- Cover in foil.
- Place in preheated oven at 450 degrees.
- Bake 45 minutes.
- When finished, add cinnamon.
When quinoa and peppers are done cooking, pour the peppers into the quinoa and mix.
Leave mix to simmer on stove until ready to serve.