Sunday, January 17, 2010

Baked Salmon

Jeff and I have made a rule recently that we need to eat salad and fish at least once a week. Not necessarily both at the same time, but each of them need to be presented at least once a week. I try to make dinner pretty healthy on a regular basis, but we don't really have the cash to eat salad more often than once a week, and there's nutrients in fish that we don't get from other foods. We both enjoy salmon, and we found it in a "bulk" pkg one day for a decent price, so we have been eating salmon recently. Here is how I normally prepare it.

Baked Salmon

1 fillet of salmon, about 4 oz
1 tsp honey mustard
1/4 c soy sauce
2 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 drops sesame oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp lemon juice, or a few lemon slices

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place salmon in center of a large piece of heavy duty aluminum foil, fold up edges slightly so liquid doesn't escape. Carefully add wet ingredients, then fold foil into pkt and place in oven for 35 minutes. Salmon should bake and steam in oven. Remove from oven, and let rest for a few minutes, it will continue to steam as long as the pkt is closed. After 5 minutes, serve.

I like to serve this over a salad, or sometimes with rice and veggies.

**Note** If you dont have heavy duty foil, you might want to place your packet on a baking sheet so it doesnt leak in your oven. I usually use "reynolds" wrap, so its heavy duty enough to just sit in the oven by itself, though to be careful I sometimes double it under the fish to make sure.

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