Healthy & Delicious Oven-Baked Salmon Paired With Whole-Grain Pasta
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Fish is one of those proteins that everyone knows is good for you, but not many people think about eating it when theyre planning their weekly menu.
It might be because they arent sure exactly how to prepare fish or because some seafood dishes simply seem so fancy that theyre out of reach to the everyday cook.
Well, if youre looking to boost your healthy fish intake, why not take a closer look at salmon? This incredible source of protein is chock-full of omega-3 fatty acids, which means that your dinner isnt going to be just tasty but itll be healthy, too!Drink THIS Before Bed… Wake Up Feeling MUCH Less Pain
Plus, this oven-baked salmon recipe is really easy. Even if youve never cooked salmon before or are a total novice in the kitchen Im sure you can master this recipe!
(For some reason, I always thought cooking salmon would be complicated… but it really isn’t! So you get a dinner that SEEMS fancy, but was actually super easy. Win-win!)
This recipe combines a simple lemon-dill rub and is placed in a light (yet totally satisfying) bed of whole-wheat angel hair pasta.
And you know what? Its so flavorful, you wont even miss the pasta sauce!
Make this easy & delicious recipe for yourself your family or even to entertain guests. Like I said, its really simple but the finished dish turns out quite impressive!
So don’t be surprised if your dinner guests think you’re a GREAT chef… or if at least one of them asks for the recipe.
And if you don’t want to tell them that this delicious oven-baked salmon with pasta took less than 20 minutes to prepare… you don’t have to! 😉
Heres how to do it:
FTHs Oven-Baked Salmon With Whole-Grain Angel Hair Pasta
(Mediterranean, Dairy-Free, Low GI)
- 12 oz fresh salmon
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp capers
- 2 Tbsp fresh dill
- 1/2 lemon, zested
- tsp salt
- 8 oz whole wheat angel hair pasta
1) Preheat oven to 450F. Prepare salmon by drizzling with 1 Tbsp olive oil, dill, and capers. Add half of the lemon zest, salt, and the juice of half a lemon.
2) Bake the salmon for 12-15 minutes, until done.
3) Boil water for pasta. Add angel hair and cook for 5-7 minutes, until al dente. Remove from heat and drain.
4) Toss pasta with remaining olive oil, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Top with salmon, using pan drippings as a sauce.
5) Serve alongside a simple arugula salad or pour over a bed of spinach for additional nutrients.
Incredible Health Benefits Of Salmon
Now, like I mentioned this salmon recipe isnt only deliciousits also really healthy!
One of the greatest (and most well-known) benefits of fish like salmon is that theyre high in omega-3 fatty acids.Your Body Can Repair Itself… Click Here to See How
Unlike other types of fat, omega-3 fats have been called essential. Thats because your body cant make these types of fats on its own.
Salmon actually contains two different omega-3s: DHA and EPA. These two fatty acids have been linked to a number of incredible health benefits, including:
- Lowering blood pressure
- Reducing inflammation
- Improving the function of cells that line your arteries
- Reducing your risk of cancer
If you want to make sure youre meeting your bodys need for omega-3 fatty acids its recommended that you eat two servings of salmon every week. With a recipe as delicious (and simple) as this one, that will be easy to do!
In addition, salmon is a great source of protein. One 3.5-ounce serving of salmon contains a whopping 22-25 grams of protein!
Salmon is high in a number of other nutrients and vitamins as well. These include:
- Vitamin B1 (thiamin)
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
- Vitamin B3 (niacin)
- Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B9 (folic acid)
- Vitamin B12
Studies have found that consuming salmon can also help to reduce your risk of heart disease protect your brain health reduce inflammation and help you lose weight!
(And all you have to do to get all of those health benefits is eat delicious salmon!)
So next time youre at the grocery store, consider adding some salmon to your cart. It comes with huge health benefits as well as great flavor!
A Little Recipe Addition That Can Make A BIG Difference to Your Metabolism (In A Good Way!)
If you want to add a little something *extra* to this recipe something that will add a little more creaminess and just the right amount of flavor
And will impress your dinner guests even more than they already are with the original recipe…
Add parmesan cheese.
(And Im not talking about that powdered stuff that comes in a canister and suspiciously never needs to be refrigerated. Im talking about real parmesan cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano.)
Now, cheese overall has gotten a pretty bad rap in the food world as a fattening food. And while cheese does contain fat that doesnt mean it will make YOU fat.
In fact, studies have found that certain cheeses actually help your body burn more calories!
(If eating more cheese is the secret to staying slim, Im set for life!)
One of those metabolism-boosting cheeses is parmesan so you can feel GREAT about adding a little grated parm to your already-healthy salmon and pasta.
(Get it? Great? Grate? I crack myself up…)
To find out exactly how much parmesan to eat for max calorie-burning effect and which other 2 cheeses have been scientifically proven to help boost your metabolism click here:
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[This post was updated by Fit Trim Happy on September 18, 2020.]