Salmon is a heart-healthy protein choice that can be prepared in many different ways. One variation, Broiled Salmon with Rosemary, is juicy and so tasty. The rosemary, lemon, and garlic give the salmon a perfect burst of flavor; add a cucumber & avocado salad on the side and you’ve got a quick, healthy, and flavorful dinner.
- Total time: 30 minutes
- 24 oz or 4 pieces of salmon
- Olive oil spray
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 tsp fresh, chopped rosemary
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt & fresh pepper to taste
- Combine lemon juice, rosemary, salt, pepper, and garlic. Brush mixture onto fish.
- Spray the rack of a broiler pan with olive oil spray and arrange the fish on it.
- Broil 4″ from the heat until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, approx. 4-6 minutes per 1/2″ of thickness.
- If fish is more than 1″ thick, gently turn it halfway through broiling.
- It’s a key source of brain-supporting omega-3 fatty acids that help to decrease inflammation, protect your heart and your brain.
- It’s is a great lean protein option – 3 ounces of salmon contains 17 grams of protein.
- It has almost as much potassium as a banana.
- It’s a good source of selenium – 20 micrograms/serving, which helps to support thyroid function and bone health.
- It’s filled with inflammation-fighting B vitamins – salmon provides nearly the entire spectrum of B vitamins, which contribute to maintaining energy levels, preventing inflammation, protecting the heart, and bolstering brain function.
- It contains astaxanthin, an antioxidant that helps reduce a natural process in your body called oxidation. It can also reduce inflammation.
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