Baked Salmon – an easy home cooked meal on a holiday

If you like home cooked meals like me, you will most probably be cooking on a holiday too. Trouble with traveling and cooking is that one does not have a range of ingredients like one does at home.

I have found baking Salmon to be an easy and delicious meal. In terms of Flavours I use absolutely basic just salt and black pepper (something that every kitchen has).

If you do not like fishy tastes, the good thing is that you will probably like salmon as it tastes quite different. It has a very subtle and refreshing taste.

When cooking salmon, it is always best to limit the use of spices and other ingredients. This way, the true flavor of the fish will stand out.

Aside from enjoying the unique flavor of salmon, there are many benefits that one can get out of eating a Salmon.

Benefits of eating Salmon:

1- Salmon is heart healthy. It contains high amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce inflammation and prevent heart diseases.

2- Salmon improves mental health. Studies show that eating salmon can improve mental health, specifically improve mood, enhance mental clarity, and prevent depression. It is also associated with the prevention of cognitive deterioration caused by aging.

3- Salmon is bone healthy. It contains high amounts of Vitamin D, which can help prevent numerous diseases like osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, and arthritis.

Recipe – Baked Salmon with fresh salad

Ingredients:

500 g Salmon fillets

2 tbsp lemon juice (freshly squeezed)

2 tbsp Olive oil

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp black pepper (freshly ground)

Method:

1- Wash and pat dry the fish.

2- In a bowl add lemon and oil mix and pour over the fish. Rub it in.

3- Place the fish skin down in an oven proof dish. Grind black pepper on the fish and sprinkle the sea salt.

4- Bake at 160 C for 18 mins. The fish is done when it is easily flaked by a fork. If the fish is not done put back for another 5 mins. Mine took 20 mins.

Serve the salmon with some fresh salad. For the salad make a simple dressing with lemon juice olive oil salt and black pepper. Keep it simple. The fish is best enjoyed with minimal spices and cooking.

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