Mediterranean Salmon

The benefits of salmon are astounding: Omega 3’s, 21.9 grams of complete protein per 3.5 oz serving (complete meaning it contains all 9 amino acids), selenium, and nicin, according to Livestrong.com. Salmon is easy to cook, as well.

I purchase a big 2-3 pound salmon filet at my local Costco. It’s about $16-18 bucks, so it isn’t cheap, but I found this gives me and the wife plenty to eat for dinner, with enough leftover for lunch the next day. I usually cook this one night a week to create some variation amongst the red meat in my diet.

You can make this exact salmon recipe, or top it with something else and cook it the same way. Barbeque sauce, a mixture of soy sauce and brown sugar, or a sweet chili sauce will all make a tasty dinner. I eat this with potatoes or sweet potatoes and a green veggie, and will usually have the leftovers over a spinach salad the next day.

Mediterranean Salmon

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Serve Hot
Roasted salmon topped with spinach and roasted red peppers offers great flavor. This healthy dinner offers lots of protein and Omega 3's, making it a great meal for athletes.

Ingredients

  • 1 - 2lb salmon filet
  • 1 cup roasted peppers (sliced)
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • olive oil
  • salt & freshly grated pepper

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Step 2
Drizzle olive oil on both sides of the fish filet and place on a large cookie sheet. (Line with aluminum foil first for super easy cleanup.)
Step 3
Season with salt and pepper, then top with spinach leaves, then red pepper slices.
Step 4
Cook for 20 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily. (It will continue cooking after you remove it from the oven, so if the center isn't totally cooked, that should be okay.)
Step 5
Slice into 6-8 pieces and serve with rice, potatoes or sweet potatoes and a green veggie.

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