Baked Salmon with Parmesan and Herb Crust

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Ingredients

  • 1 salmon filet

  • 1 -2 cloves garlic , minced

  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped

  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425º F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Chop the garlic, parsley and parmesan cheese in a mini processor, if you have one. (or by hand) Set aside

  3. Place salmon, skin side down, onto lined baking sheet. Cover salmon with another piece of parchment paper. Bake salmon for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and remove top piece of parchment paper. Top with garlic, Parmesan and parsley mixture. Return to oven uncovered and bake for 15 minutes. The Parmesan cheese should have melted and lightly browned..

  4. Allow to rest about 5 minutes and serve.

Why I love this:  Few single foods can bring as many health contributions to your diet in significant quantities as wild Alaskan salmon.  Salmon is an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids which are great for your heart, skin, mood and cognition.  It also a great source of vitamin d, selenium, and the essential amino acids.   This Salmon recipe is one of the easiest go to recipes you could have in your repertoire. The parsley and parm gives this salmon an amazing flavor for very few calories. Simple, easy, delicious and nutritious, and perfect for a quick dinner or date night – serve with your favorite steamed green veggie and whole grain for a delicious meal!