Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet, providing the famous cardiovascular protector fatty acid called omega 3. Actually, the American Heart Association suggests consuming at least two servings of fish a week. But unfortunately, Salmon can also be a very contaminated kind of food, specially if it is farmed Salmon.
Farmed salmon eat pellets of fishmeal, vegetables, and animal byproducts; they are doused regularly with pesticides and antibiotics. Some studies warn that a single meal per month of farmed Atlantic salmon can expose consumers to contaminant levels exceeding standards from the World Health Organization. The risk is greatest for infants, children, and pregnant women because of the potential harm from contaminants to developing brains.
This is the main reason why if you want to consume Salmon, it is MUST to choose a wild origin, as the Alaskan or Atlantic one (you must check the label!). This is the way that my family and I consume salmon, once or twice a month and baked with butter and lemon is just AMAZING!
Baked wild salmon with butter, lemon & honeyCourse: main
This sweet and sour baked salmon is so tasty, creamy and delicious!
About 1.5 pounds of WILD skin-on salmon fillet
3 Tbsp butter
1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 Tbsp honey
1 tsp kosher or sea salt, or to taste
3 garlic, finely minced*
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Evenly season salmon with salt.
- Place Salmon on a sheet of foil with the skin side down. Raise the edges of the foil.
- Nestle lemon slices underneath the Salmon, spaced evenly around the fillet.
- Add butter, honey, and lemon juice on top of the Salmon.
- Seal up the foil (you will likely need to add another sheet on top to seal it).
- Place foil pack on a baking sheet and bake for about 15-17 minutes.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven, remove the piece of foil, or open up the packet so the Salmon is exposed but keep the edges raised to contain the buttery mixture.
- Set oven to Hi broil and broil salmon for about 5 minutes or until the Salmon is as golden as desired.
- You can make this same recipe in the bbq too.