Skinny Bites: Rosemary Lemon Salmon

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Eating healthy is so much easier than most people realize. I think fashion and health usually go hand in hand- if you care about what you’re wearing, you care about how your body looks and how you feel, thus eating healthy becomes quite important! I started doing these food posts because I’m NOT an amazing or accomplished chef, I’m a young busy woman always on the go- and I wanted to be able to inspire and share with you how easily it’s possible to cook and eat healthy.

For me it wasn’t always this way- there was a time (17, 18, 19…) when I first moved out on my own and most of my meals were frozen food. I thought cooking was just too difficult, and the kitchen can be quite an intimidating place when you feel like you don’t know how to cook. As I started to become more interested in nutrition and realized all the strange unheard of ingredients in fast food and frozen meals I began to teach myself how to create quick and healthy homemade meals.

Baked Salmon with Rosemary & Lemon: This is one of my go to dinner meals. If you buy fresh salmon it’s easily freezable so you don’t have to head to the grocery store to prepare this one. To freeze: slice the salmon into filets, wrap each filet in plastic and put it into a zip lock quart freezer bag. You can thaw a frozen salmon filet in about 20 minutes. Just fill your sink or a large bowl in cold water and immerse as many filets as you need. Make sure the bags are tightly sealed. They will be ready to use in no time. Now on to the recipe.

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What you will need:

salmon
asparagus
lemon
olive oil
garlic
fresh rosemary
salt and pepper

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Preheat oven to 400.
Rinse and pat dry salmon.
Drizzle some olive oil in a baking pan and spread around.
Squeeze 2-3 cloves of garlic into 3-4 T of olive oil. I use a garlic press for this.
Place filets in pan and season with salt and cracked pepper.
Spread the olive oil-garlic mixture on top of each filet.
Rinse, dry and lightly chop or pull apart some rosemary leaves and sprinkle on top
Add some thinly sliced lemon and then some more rosemary
This takes like 10 minutes total, so easy! Then just pop in the oven.

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Cut woody bottoms off of asparagus
Rinse and pat dry
Place on cookie or baking sheet
Drizzle with olive
Add cracked pepper and salt or garlic salt
Mix it all around to make sure all the spear are covered with oil
Pop in the oven next to the salmon

Since both the salmon and the asparagus go into the oven at the same time, they are done about the same time. I bake the salmon for 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness. The asparagus may be done sooner so check it with a fork.

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You can also use fresh or dried dill instead of rosemary. Leftover salmon can be reheated the next day or used cold in a salad. The asparagus tastes amazing right out of the fridge so I always make extra to snack on! This recipe really is so easy and I hope you enjoy!

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Skinny Bites: Rosemary Lemon Salmon

36 Comments

  1. looks so yummy!

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    K.
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  2. Cory Scott says:

    I love salmon, it looks sooo good!
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  3. LEA HUDSON says:

    Looks delicious !! and I love salmon, I eat that all the time! Next time I have salmon I’ll do this receipe :)

    xo

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  4. Belen Sanchez says:

    It looks so good! Love your posts about eating healthy. Great idea! http://www.fashionandthecity.es

  5. Alba says:

    Hey! I’ve tried ALL your recipes! thanks a lot for doing that ! so easy and creative at the same time!
    love your blog, keep going!
    xoxo from switzerland

  6. janet says:

    i agree healthy eating feels good. AND nothing taste better than skinny. you are a YOUNG hottie so you can probably cheat more than you know but after kids, its very difficult. LOVE LOVE this recipe and salmon is my favorite fish.

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  7. Paola says:

    mmmhhh love salmon so much!

  8. Michele says:

    Simple, healthy, fresh and so delicious. I love it! Thank you for sharing!!!

  9. ELISA TAVITI says:

    Slurp slurp slurp!! :P

    Love, Elisa My Fantabulous World

  10. Stella says:

    Looks healthy and tasty!
    x
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

  11. I’ll forward this recipe to my mum – she loves salmon!

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  12. Anna says:

    I love salmon!! Thanks for this recipe, definitely will be trying out!

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  13. COCOCOZY says:

    Looks delish! And so easy to make. Thank you for the recipe!
    xo
    Coco
    COCOCOZY

  14. Michèle says:

    yummy! looking delicious and healthy. perfect!

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  15. The Provoker says:

    YUM!! This salmon is making my mouth water! Btw, I just posted my new outfit featuring gold forefinger rings and hand chains, quite an interesting take on a new arm party! Do tell me if I have successfully PROVOKED you ;)

    xx The Provoker
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  16. Looks delicious and healthy! Definitely trying this one out. :)

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  17. Jasmin says:

    It Looks very good and its so Easy. I will try it today for dinner;)
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  18. Sarah says:

    Wow that looks so delicious!

  19. Pauline says:

    Looks delicious! I love salmon.

    xoxo

  20. 3girls1apple says:

    This meal is a winner in our book. Not only is it healthy but it is delicious. Thank you for sharing from 3girls1apple.com

  21. Alba says:

    yeahhhhhhh i’ve just followed your blog!

  22. Radka says:

    Yummmy I will definitely try this recipe :) Thanks for tip

    Love,
    Radka from http://www.flowerofpassions.blogspot.sk/

  23. Giovanna says:

    I made the salmon last night! Just so you know, I am THAT girl who doesn’t cook at all so this was a big deal for me. Miraculously, the salmon came out very good–my husband even said it tasted like something that would be served in a restaurant. My asparagus on the other hand, wasn’t so hot. It came out mushy with crispy-burnt tips. I think I let it cook too long and I also had too much olive oil on the pan because the oven was smoky but I think I will try it again in a couple of days. Thanks for inspiring me to cook!

  24. Sara says:

    Looks so yummy ! I like your pictures :)

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  25. Shea Marie says:

    Hi Giovanna, Sorry your asparagus didn’t turn out, but don”t give up! The first time I made roasted asparagus it turned out shriveled, brown, and mushy because I roasted them too long, so I didn’t make it again for a while. It really is easy though once you get it right and you’ll end up making them a lot. I make things all the time that don’t turn out right, but I always learn something from it. Ovens can vary in temperature so they probably were done sooner, and your oven was smoking from the olive oil sitting on the baking sheet. Try making the asparagus by itself. Preheat oven to 400. Rinse and pat dry. Cut off the woody bottoms. Place on a pan, large plate or bowl and drizzle on the olive oil, then sprinkle with garlic salt and cracked pepper. Mix around with your hands to make sure that all the spears are coated, then pick up the spears and transfer to your baking pan. Sprinkle on a little more salt and pepper if you want, then put in oven and check to see how they are doing frequently. Poke with a fork to get the tenderness you want. They may only take 10 minutes or so depending on your oven. If you think the oven is too hot turn down the temp a little. Once you know how long it takes to roast in your oven you’ll make them perfect every time. Also don’t use the really skinny asparagus. They don’t roast well. Good luck! Let me know how it goes.

  26. Giovanna says:

    Thanks for the encouragement! =)

  27. I made this today and it was absolutely delicious!! My mom even said it was the best salmon she has ever tasted! :D so thank you so much for sharing this super easy and perfect recipe! :)

    xx, Sara

  28. Laura says:

    now this looks delicious!!!

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