This dish is a highly nutritious choice that has a wonderful citrus flavor from the lemon. Monounsaturated fat from olive oil, Omega-3 fatty acids from salmon, and fiber from brown rice make for a heart-healthy recipe.
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon fresh or dried rosemary
Vegetable cooking spray
2 cups hot cooked brown rice
4 cups arugula or uncooked baby spinach
Garnishes: lemon slices, rosemary sprigs
How to Make It
Sprinkle salmon fillets evenly with salt and pepper.
Place fillets, lemon rind, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon oil, and rosemary in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal and turn to coat. Chill 30 minutes.
Remove fillets from marinade, discarding marinade. Place fillets, skin side down, on a rack coated with cooking spray in an aluminum foil-lined broiler pan.
Broil fish 5 1/2 inches from heat 10 to 12 minutes or until fillets flake easily with a fork.
Arrange rice and arugula on a serving platter; top with fillets.
Whisk together remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon oil; drizzle evenly over fillets. Garnish, if desired.
This is delicious and quick and easy to prepare. My husband raved over it.
I followed the recipe for the fish, but served it with mashed potatoes and mixed veggies. This is good for special occasions. I will definitely make this again instead of my usual recipe for salmon, which is lemon juice and butter. This recipe is a much healthier version.
How great was this! I like, quadrupled the sauce and poured it all over the salmon, risotto, and asparagus on my plate. OMG. Soooo yummy. 5 Stars!!! May make it every week! Pretty presentation, too. Hubby loved it too! No leftovers whatsoever! Next time I'll marinate a little bit longer.
I believe to help improve the overall taste of this recipe, it would be better to catch your own fresh wild salmon instead of buying from the stores. If that isn't possible, then maybe suggesting to your viewers of making relationships with their local fishermen. This is because of both ethical and environment issues that arise from buying farmed salmon in stores. One of the ethical issues of farmed fish is that they are forced to live in mesh nets for the majority of their lives. These fish farms are located in the ocean, but these farmed fish are only limited to movement within these mesh nets. One environmental issue is the amount of waste that these fish farms produce in one area is not environmentally friendly, or natural. Please consider these suggestions so that your viewers will know to buy their salmon from their local fishermen and local grocery stores. Thank you.