Easy Salmon Baked in Foil….Delish!
I love Giada De Laurentiis! I watch her show on Food Network all of the time. She’s got a great mix between traditional Italian dishes (many of them healthy) and her own creative meals. Since I grew up in an Italian family, these recipes (minus many of the dishes with pasta and cheeses now) are near and dear to my heart.
Today’s recipe of the week is a delicious and extremely healthy dish that is filled with Omega 3′s and loaded with vitamins and minerals.
Easy Salmon Baked in Foil!
- 4 (5 ounces each) salmon fillets
- 2 teaspoons olive oil plus 2 tablespoons
- Salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tomatoes, chopped, or 1 (14-ounce) can chopped tomatoes, drained
- 2 chopped shallots
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Sprinkle salmon with 2 teaspoons olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir the tomatoes, shallots, 2 tablespoons of oil, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper in a medium bowl to blend.
Place a salmon fillet, oiled side down, atop a sheet of foil. Wrap the ends of the foil to form a spiral shape. Spoon the tomato mixture over the salmon. Fold the sides of the foil over the fish and tomato mixture, covering completely; seal the packets closed. Place the foil packet on a heavy large baking sheet. Repeat until all of the salmon have been individually wrapped in foil and placed on the baking sheet. Bake until the salmon is just cooked through, about 25 minutes. Using a large metal spatula, transfer the foil packets to plates and serve. Enjoy!
- Calories: 300
- Total Fat: 18 grams
- Saturated Fat: 3 grams
- Protein: 29 grams
- Total carbohydrates: 5 grams
- Sugar: 3 grams
- Fiber: 1.5 grams
- Cholesterol: 78 milligrams
- Sodium: 213 milligrams
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