Asian Baked Salmon

Can’t get enough of salmon? Salmon is known for its extraordinary amount of omega-3 fatty acid content. It is a dinner favorite but yet it is important to be informed of the good kinds of salmon that are not fished in a way that adversely affects the environment.

 

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As a college student, I don’t feel the need to spend tons of money on food but when I do I love treating myself to a delicious piece of salmon. Salmon can be whipped up easily for many different occasions. It is a perfect choice to serve at a dinner party or to cook for one, but don’t forget sustainable is always the better alternative!

 

Reasons why salmon is a healthy choice!

  • Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D in salmon can prevent chronic inflammation
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Asian Baked Salmon

 

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Asian Baked Salmon

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2
Author Adapted from Gabriela Sneider

Ingredients

  • 1 pound salmon filet cut into 2 equal pieces
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Zest of 1/2 lime
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/4 onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • Honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Marinate the salmon for at least 30 minutes. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the salmon skin down on the pan.
  3. Bake until the salmon is cooked trough and light pink, about 15 minutes.
  4. Top salmon with a light drizzle of honey.

 

 

About the Author:
Gabriela Sneider is a business development associate for Santa Barbara Fish Market where you can support our local fishermen and buy fresh seafood online or buy fresh fish online.  This is a guest post written by her.  Recipe was adapted from a recipe provided by Gabriela; photos are property of WLOW.

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