It’s been a while since I’ve baked a nice salmon for dinner. Mostly because it’s so expensive here! Somehow it just never fits its way into my grocery budget. Alas, I finally bought one the other day to cook up for my boyfriend (its one of his most favorite foods EVER). We had only one problem: the way I used to cook this involved lots of tomatoes! Tomatoes are currently on my boyfriend’s “not allowed” food list since he is following an anti-inflammatory diet and the Candida diet. I know he would gladly have eaten the salmon with just salt & pepper but that doesn’t fly in my kitchen.
I came up with a great tasting baked salmon recipe that has spice to it & a healthy dose of garlic!
Baked Garlic & Onion Salmon
- 5 or 6 oz Salmon Filet
- 2 TBSP Chopped Green Onion (Scallion)
- 1 Garlic Clove – Minced
- 1 TBSP Dairy-Free Butter (Earth Balance brand is perfect)
- Pinch of Paprika (Or about 1/3 of a TSP)
- Salt & Pepper
- Aluminum Foil
Preheat oven to 450. In a glass baking dish, place the butter along the bottom (I diced my butter and scattered the pieces around). Lay the salmon filet on top of the butter. Sprinkle the salt, pepper, and paprika over the salmon – covering it evenly. Add the minced garlic on top next, followed by the green onion. Cover the dish completely with aluminum foil and place into the oven for 20-25 minutes depending on the size of your filet. Once the time is up, check that the salmon is flaky and light pink. Enjoy!