Pan-Baked Salmon

salmonSalmon is not only a great source of healthy protein, it also contains a carotenoid called "astaxanthin," which has been shown to improve skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles. Always opt for "wild caught" or "sockeye" salmon and avoid commercially-farmed salmon where antibiotics and color have been used. Here's a great salmon recipe that takes less than 20 minutes to prepare:

Pan-Baked Salmon

Ingredients

4-7ounce fillets of salmon, skinned and filleted

Large handful of greens beans, snipped

1 small fennel bulb, cored and chopped

1 medium onion, chopped

2 handfuls frozen green peas

2 tablespoons chopped dill

2 lemons, zested and juiced

Extra-virgin olive oil

Fresh cracked black pepper

Preparation:

1)    Preheat oven to 475F.  Preheat a large roasting pan medium heat, add a nice drizzle of olive oil, onion, fennel and green beans. Cook 2 minutes. Season with pepper and lemon zest.

2)    Place salmon fillets atop vegetables. Sprinkle with green peas, half dill and a little more olive oil.  Bake in oven until fish is firm—about 10-12 minutes.

3)    Serve with steamed brown rice.  Top with remaining chopped dill and cooking juices from roasting pan.

TOTAL TIME: 15-20 MINS   SERVINGS: 4-5

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