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Recipe: Roasted salmon

Serves 2

Medically reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

Dietitian Tip

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend two servings of fish every week. Salmon is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help keep blood from forming clots and protect against irregular heartbeats that may cause a heart attack.

Ingredients

  • Two 5-ounce pieces salmon with skin
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon leaves (optional)

Directions

Heat oven to 425 F. Line a baking sheet with foil.

Rub salmon all over with 2 teaspoons oil. Roast skin side down on foil-lined baking sheet until fish is cooked through, about 12 minutes. After 10 minutes, check if fish flakes easily with fork. If it doesn't, continue baking for 2 more minutes.

Using a metal spatula, lift salmon off skin and place salmon on serving plate. Discard skin. Sprinkle salmon with herbs and serve.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving Size1 fillet
Calories244
Carbohydratetrace
Cholesterol78 mg
Fibertrace
Protein28 g
Sodium62 mg
Monounsaturated Fat6 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Total Fat14 g

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