I wanted to make salmon tonight and either grill it or broil it like I usually do. Then I remembered that I forgot lemons.... again.... at Foodies. Pissed! (for you know, 1.5 seconds). Then I thought about what I could use from my little herb garden which reminded me of a pin I pinned on Pinterest (a pin I pinned on Pinterest - is this even a real phrase now?) a couple weeks ago. Did that pretty little salmon have rosemary on it? Oh yes, yes it did. Perfect.
The original recipe calls for the 'crust' to consist of just garlic & rosemary. As I was chopping, it was basically begging me to add the tiniest amount of butter to the mixture (honestly, half a pad, if that). Also, I drizzled the filet with olive oil and salt, of course.
This meal only took about 20 minutes to make. The sweet potatoes you see are easy. Just preheat the oven to 425, chop a sweet potato and drizzle with extra virgin o/o, salt & pepper. Bake for 8-10 minutes then flip them around and keep baking for another 10 minutes. (I threw the salmon in with them for the last 10 minutes).
The little avocado, tomato, feta salad is something I make constantly (pretty sure it's in a bunch of my posts). Just chop the avo/tomatoes/basil and add feta and extra virgin o/o. So easy.
So as a little recap... Need:
- Wild Salmon
- Extra Virgin o/o
- Couple sprigs of rosemary, chopped
- 1-2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1/2 - 1 pad of butter
- Sweet Potatoes
- Avocado, Tomato, Feta, Basil
- Salmon: 425 degree oven for 10-12 minutes depending on size
- Potatoes: 400-425 degree oven for 15-20 minutes
So, not only was this meal crazy delicious, but, it has so many health benefits I don't even know where to begin! Sooo let's see, Omegas, vitamin D, B12, and protein from the Salmon. Mono-unsaturated fats from the extra virgin o/o & Avo. Mega-antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties from the garlic. Tons of A, C, B's, and Potassium from the sweet potato. C, lycopene, & antioxidants from the tomatoes. Anddd, fiber, iron & calcium from the Rosemary. You go ahead and eat this and you enjoy yourself!
Have an awesome week!