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Salmon Baked in Foil

Salmon is a heart-healthy food. Wild caught salmon in particularly high in omega-3 fatty acids that are supposed to help with heart health, cholesterol levels and blood  pressure. 

For this recipe, salmon is baked in foil with tomatoes, green onions, a squeeze of lemon juice, fresh oregano and thyme. After cooking, top with some chives or green onions and a slice of lemon for a beautiful presentation. The flavors marry to create a delicious meal that is very easy takes just a few minutes to prepare.  

Add some brown rice and a salad to make this a complete meal.

Salmon Baked in Foil

Salmon Baked in Foil

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets (about 4-5 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 chopped green onions
  • juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano (or 1 tsp dry)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dry)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Drizzle each side of salmon fillets with olive oil and sprinkle on salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a bowl combine tomatoes, green onions, 2 tablespoons of oil, lemon juice and fresh herbs in a bowl. Add salt and pepper as desired.
  4. Put a piece of salmon on a piece of foil and wrap the ends to make a spiral shape. Make a packet for each piece of salmon. Divide tomato mixture evenly among pieces of salmon and close up the foil packs.
  5. Place the packets on a baking tray and bake until salmon is cooked through, about 20-25 minutes.
  6. Be careful opening the foil packets as they will have lots of hot steam. Sprinkle with chives and garnish with a slice of lemon if desired.

Recipe adapted from Food Net

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