Want to try something different for dinner? Try this easy recipe for Baked Salmon with a sweet Asian marinade. Salmon is an important addition to any diet. Not only is it a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, it’s also a high protein source. The health benefits of salmon range from reducing chronic inflammation of the joints to preventing cancer.
The recipe today comes from the Mayo Clinic website which contains hundreds of healthy recipes.
Time: 10 minutes prep time. 1 hour marinade time. 20 minutes cook time
2 salmon fillets, each 4 ounces
1/2 cup pineapple juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
1 cup diced fresh fruit, such as pineapple, mango and papaya
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- In a small bowl, add the pineapple juice, garlic, soy sauce and ginger. Stir to mix evenly.
- Arrange the salmon fillets in a small baking dish. Pour the pineapple juice mixture over the top.
- Put in the refrigerator and marinate for 1 hour. Turn the salmon periodically as needed.
- Preheat the oven to 375 F. Lightly coat 2 squares of aluminum foil with cooking spray. Place the marinated salmon fillets on the aluminum foil.
- Drizzle each with 1/8 teaspoon sesame oil. Sprinkle with pepper and top each with 1/2 cup diced fruit.
- Wrap the foil around the salmon, folding the edges down to seal.
- Bake until the fish is opaque, around 20 minutes.
- Transfer the salmon to warmed individual plates and serve immediately. Pair with our Kale Salad and jasmine rice.
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Photo courtesy of The Food Network.