Salmon is one of the best superfoods out there, and it's very versatile, lending itself to many variations! One of the easiest ways to cook it is to wrap it in foil and popping it in the oven; the foil packet method allows the salmon to cook evenly throughout, resulting in an extremely moist piece of fish. On the show "the Worst Cooks in America", someone said that his favorite recipe is wrapping the salmon in foil, and then sticking it in the dishwasher to make steamed dishwasher salmon.... so, I suppose the method will work as well in a dishwasher, but I would suggest just sticking to the oven...! I served this with a lightly dressed arugula salad; the inherent peppery taste of the arugula, along with the lemony dressing, was a nice balance to the sweet, rich salmon!
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salmon: high level of omega-3 fats (critical to brain function and a healthy nervous system; cardiovascular benefits- reduces inflammation, relaxes and dilates the arteries; prevents excessive blood clotting); associated with lower risk and incidence of depression and cognitive decline in the elderly; contains high levels of DHA (main structural fatty acid in the central nervous system and the retina); excellent source of Vitamin D; contains bioactive peptides (beneficial in treating osteoarthritis and inflammatory joint conditions; improves bone strength and density)
1/8 cup of honey
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/2 Tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 lb salmon fillet
prep time: 5-7 min
cook time: 15 min
adapted from damn delicious
1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
2. Mince the garlic and remove the thyme leaves from their stalks. Season the salmon on both sides with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
3. In a bowl, whisk together the honey, garlic, olive oil, white wine vinegar, and thyme until well mixed.
4. Place the salmon fillet on the aluminum foil and pour the dressing over it. Carefully fold the four sides of the aluminum foil so that the salmon is completely sealed.
5. Place the baking sheet in the oven, and bake for about 13-15 minutes. Depending on the thickness of your salmon, the baking times my vary. (My cut of salmon in the picture was thicker so I baked it for 17 minutes. When cooking salmon, always err on the side of undercooking than overcooking! Overcooked salmon will be rather dry and chewy!)