Salmon isn't either Ted or I's favorite dish, but we eat, especially on a night when we don't have very many calories left. I always have to pair the fish with a side dish or two to take my mind of actually eating fish! Ha ha!
This time I steamed some fresh squash and added a side of baked sweet potatoes.
Salmon is a really easy dish to throw together. I but individually wrapped frozen salmons and keep they when I need a fast dish.
2 salmon fillets thawed (I put mine in a bowl of cold water for an hour to thaw)
light cooking spray
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-Place thawed fillets in a square baking dish lined with foil for an easy clean up.
-Salt and Pepper generously
-Lightly spray with the light cooking spray
-Season with mixed italian spices (I buy an italian season mix), do not over season you just need a little bit of this seasoning
- Bake for 10 minutes per inches the fish is thick. I always use thin fillets so I bake for 8-10 minutes. You know it is done when the fish flakes with a fork, the fish may not be completely white but if it has cooked the 10 minutes trust yourself and take it out. There is nothing worse than over cooked fish! It is also one of the safest meats to eat a little undercooked, unlike chicken.
For this I simply slice the squash and put it in a steam basket over boiling water for 4-6 minutes until it is still slight firm. To keep calories low I never use butter, I just salt and pepper mine.
Backed Sweet Potatoes:
This is so simple and one of our favorites! Just cub 2-3 sweet potatoes and place on a cookie sheet lined with tin foil and sprayed with light cooking spray (tin foil for easy clean up). I then spray the tops of the sweet potatoes lightly with the cooking spray and then simply season it with salt and pepper. I bake at 400 for about 30 minutes or until tender when poked with a fork.
This is such a simple and healthy meal. I have had to stop using butter to keep the fat down as well as the calories, so I resort to using a little cooking spray in order to still make the food stay moist.
What is your favorite healthy go to dish???