Baked Salmon

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baked salmon

Juicy, flavorful and of course very healthy, this baked salmon is a favorite summer recipe around here. Salmon is a fatty fish, so this is not a low-cal dish, but this fat is actually very good for you, as long as you get wild (Pacific, king/chinook or sockeye) rather than farmed (Atlantic) salmon.

Makes 4 servings

Total time: 22 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes

Ingredients
Olive oil cooking spray
4 (6oz) wild salmon fillets, skin on or skinless, 1-inch thick
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place rack in the middle of the oven. Line a large baking dish with foil and lightly spray it with olive oil cooking spray.

2. Arrange the salmon fillets on the baking dish, skin side down. Brush the tops with the olive oil, and sprinkle with the salt, pepper, thyme and garlic.

3. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until opaque and cooked through and internal temperature reaches 135 degrees F.

baked salmon

Nutrition per serving:
Calories 335.3
Total Fat 21.1 g
Saturated Fat 5.7 g
Sodium 360.0 mg
Potassium 673.7 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0.3 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Sugars 0.1 g
Protein 33.9 g

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