Salmon is a common food classified as an oily fish, with a rich content of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon flesh is generally orange to red, although there are some examples of white-fleshed wild salmon. The natural color of salmon results from carotenoid pigments, largely astaxanthin and canthaxanthin in the flesh. Wild salmon get these carotenoids from eating krill and other tiny shellfish. A serving of salmon -- 3 to 4 ounces -- is about 200 calories. It's very low in saturated fat and a good source of protein. It's also one of the best sources of vitamin B12. It's also bursting in potassium and other nutrients like iron and vitamin D. Raw salmon are commonly used in Japan for their sashimi. This Broiled Salmon recipe that you will really love, made with fresh salmon and with the blend of lemon.
- 4 4-oz. salmon fillets
- 1 tbsp. Grainy mustard
- 2 cloves garlic finely minced
- 1 tbsp. finely minced shallots
- 2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves chopped, plus more for garnish
- 2 tsp. fresh rosemary chopped
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Lemon slices for serving
- Heat broiler and line a baking sheet with parchment. In a small bowl, mix all together mustard, garlic, shallot, thyme, rosemary, and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Spread mixture all over salmon fillets and broil, 7 to 8 minutes. Garnish with more thyme and lemon slices and serve.
This Broiled Salmon is an easy and quick recipe that you and your family will enjoy. Rich in protein with flavor and spices plus the freshly taste of lemon.