January 18th, 2011 by Digestive Detective
Salmon 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:
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
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