Healthy & Delicious Oven-Baked Salmon Paired With Whole-Grain Pasta
Fish is one of those proteins that everyone knows is good for you, but not many people think about eating it when they’re planning their weekly menu.
It might be because they aren’t sure exactly how to prepare fish… or because some seafood dishes simply seem so fancy that they’re out of reach to the everyday cook.
Well, if you’re looking to boost your healthy fish intake, why not take a closer look at salmon? This incredible source of protein is chock-full of omega-3 fatty acids, which means that your dinner isn’t going to be just tasty… but it’ll be healthy, too!Drink THIS Before Bed… Wake Up Feeling MUCH Less Pain
Plus, this oven-baked salmon recipe is really easy. Even if you’ve never cooked salmon before… or are a total novice in the kitchen… I’m sure you can master this recipe!
(For some reason, I always thought cooking salmon would be complicated… but it really isn’t! So you get a dinner that SEEMS fancy, but was actually super easy. Win-win!)
This recipe combines a simple lemon-dill rub and is placed in a light (yet totally satisfying) bed of whole-wheat angel hair pasta.
And you know what? It’s so flavorful, you won’t even miss the pasta sauce!
Make this easy & delicious recipe for yourself… your family… or even to entertain guests. Like I said, it’s really simple… but the finished dish turns out quite impressive!
So don’t be surprised if your dinner guests think you’re a GREAT chef… or if at least one of them asks for the recipe.
And if you don’t want to tell them that this delicious oven-baked salmon with pasta took less than 20 minutes to prepare… you don’t have to! 😉
Here’s how to do it:
FTH’s Oven-Baked Salmon With Whole-Grain Angel Hair Pasta
(Mediterranean, Dairy-Free, Low GI)
- 12 oz fresh salmon
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp capers
- 2 Tbsp fresh dill
- 1/2 lemon, zested
- ¼ tsp salt
- 8 oz whole wheat angel hair pasta
1) Preheat oven to 450°F. Prepare salmon by drizzling with 1 Tbsp olive oil, dill, and capers. Add half of the lemon zest, salt, and the juice of half a lemon.
2) Bake the salmon for 12-15 minutes, until done.
3) Boil water for pasta. Add angel hair and cook for 5-7 minutes, until al dente. Remove from heat and drain.
4) Toss pasta with remaining olive oil, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Top with salmon, using pan drippings as a sauce.
5) Serve alongside a simple arugula salad or pour over a bed of spinach for additional nutrients.
Incredible Health Benefits Of Salmon
Now, like I mentioned… this salmon recipe isn’t only delicious—it’s also really healthy!
One of the greatest (and most well-known) benefits of fish like salmon is that they’re high in omega-3 fatty acids.Your Body Can Repair Itself… Click Here to See How
Unlike other types of fat, omega-3 fats have been called “essential.” That’s because your body can’t make these types of fats on its own.
Salmon actually contains two different omega-3s: DHA and EPA. These two fatty acids have been linked to a number of incredible health benefits, including:
- Lowering blood pressure
- Reducing inflammation
- Improving the function of cells that line your arteries
- Reducing your risk of cancer
If you want to make sure you’re meeting your body’s need for omega-3 fatty acids… it’s recommended that you eat two servings of salmon every week. With a recipe as delicious (and simple) as this one, that will be easy to do!
In addition, salmon is a great source of protein. One 3.5-ounce serving of salmon contains a whopping 22-25 grams of protein!
Salmon is high in a number of other nutrients and vitamins as well. These include:
- Vitamin B1 (thiamin)
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
- Vitamin B3 (niacin)
- Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B9 (folic acid)
- Vitamin B12
(And all you have to do to get all of those health benefits is eat delicious salmon!)
So next time you’re at the grocery store, consider adding some salmon to your cart. It comes with huge health benefits… as well as great flavor!
A Little Recipe Addition That Can Make A BIG Difference to Your Metabolism (In A Good Way!)
If you want to add a little something *extra* to this recipe… something that will add a little more creaminess and just the right amount of flavor…
And will impress your dinner guests even more than they already are with the original recipe…
Add parmesan cheese.
(And I’m not talking about that powdered stuff that comes in a canister and suspiciously never needs to be refrigerated. I’m talking about real parmesan cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano.)
Now, cheese overall has gotten a pretty bad rap in the food world as a fattening food. And while cheese does contain fat… that doesn’t mean it will make YOU fat.
(If eating more cheese is the secret to staying slim, I’m set for life!)
One of those metabolism-boosting cheeses is parmesan… so you can feel GREAT about adding a little grated parm to your already-healthy salmon and pasta.
(Get it? Great? Grate? I crack myself up…)
[This post was updated by Fit Trim Happy on September 18, 2020.]