In late 2014 Christopher and I found out that his cholesterol level was higher than we wanted it to be. Our diet changed quite a bit for us following that time. One of the big changes is that we eat salmon nearly every week now. We learned a quick & easy way to cook it and once we realized how simple it was, it suddenly was one of the easiest and healthiest things in our meal rotation. And somehow I never shared it with you guys. I think because it seems “too simple” to share as a recipe. But it’s one of the things we eat more than anything else so I thought it was past time to share here. 🙂
Baked Salmon: Preheat oven to 425. Prepare pan by spraying with cooking spray so your fish won’t stick. Place two salmon fillets (usually 4-6 oz/person) skin-side down in a glass pan. Spray fillets with Olive Oil cooking spray (I’ve used Pam & Crisco and both work great). Sprinkle fillets with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Bake for 4-6 minutes per 1/2″ thickness. Salmon is done when it begins to look opaque and fish flakes easily with a fork.
If you’re anything like me, you might be intimidated by cooking fish. Until we found out about us needing to watch Christopher’s cholesterol, we rarely made it at home. For some reason I always worried I would ruin it. Mostly just because I had so little experience with it. But you guys, it is not hard. So if you are intimidated by the idea of cooking fish, don’t be! You’ve got this! 🙂
Do you eat salmon often?
Are you now or have you ever been intimidated by cooking fish?