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Baked Salmon with Cedar

Baked Salmon with Cedar

Salmon is a source of omega-3 fatty acids. Accompanied by a rice dish such as Simple Risotto and an array of vegetables, this recipe is a winner that will surely win your heart not just based on the taste but also base on the nutrients that it can contribute to your body. Each serving will already give you these following nutrients: 199 calories, 10 grams fat, 2 grams saturated fat, 91 milligrams sodium, 20 grams protein, 8 grams of carbohydrates, and 3 grams fiber. At the same time, combining other ingredients for these recipe enables you to acquire vitamin A, thiamine, niacin, vitamin B6, folacin, vitamin B12, magnesium, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron, is also a good source of vitamin C, calcium, zinc, fibre. It is like a whole package for a meal with a great taste and good for the body especially the heart. Want to try this? Check out the recipe below.

What you’ll need:

Soaked cedar shingles or shims

1 ½ lbs salmon Fillets

Grated zest and juice of 1 lime

1 ½ cups asparagus sliced diagonally

¼ cup julienned leek

4 red onions sliced thinly

¼ cup thickly sliced shiitake mushrooms

2 medium tomatoes seeded and cut into strips

8 pieces fresh basil leaf, slivered

1 bag (10 oz/300g) fresh spinach, trimmed

Salt and black pepper

How to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C) / Steamer basket
  2. Place soaked shingles or shims on baking sheet; lightly brush with oil. Remove skin and any bones from salmon; cut into 6 serving-size pieces and place on cedar. Sprinkle with lime zest and juice. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with fork.
  3. Meanwhile in a steamer basket, combine asparagus, leek, onion and celery; steam until partially cooked. Add mushrooms, tomatoes, basil and spinach; steam just until tender-crisp and spinach as wilted. Place on 6 individual plates; season with salt and pepper to taste. Top each with salmon.

This recipe can give you six servings which will already serve your whole family though serving sizes may actually differ on how you big are your salmon fillets. Here are some additional tips that may help you out to make your baked salmon more delicious.

Cedar shingles and shims, available at lumberyards, impart a unique flavor to salmon when baking. For this recipe, you’ll need to soak 2 untreated cedar shingles or 1 package cedar shims in water for at least 2 hours or preferably overnight. When soaking shingles or shims, weigh them down otherwise, they will float to the surface and soaking will become inefficient.

Wood or wood chips, such as mesquite or grape vines, are often used in barbecuing to add flavor to foods. Soaking the wood ensures that it is damp enough to produce lots of aromatic smoke. With this your dish will be more flavorful.

It is a perfect meal to serve for dinner or lunch with the whole family or even in a special event. This recipe will surely make people eat their heart out for this dish. It is very delicious and at the same time healthy making it a good dish for all ages. Enjoy!


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