Marinated Salmon Recipe Soaks Up Flavor & Cooks In 10 Minutes by 30Seconds Food


Marinated Salmon Recipe Soaks Up Flavor & Cooks In 10 Minutes

You need more healthy salmon in your life. Salmon is a quick and easy dinner that is still relatively inexpensive compared to other types of fish. This easy marinated salmon recipe can be cooked on an indoor grill, outdoor grill or in a skillet or grill pan.

The flavors of lemon, thyme and garlic soak into the low-sodium salmon, creating a flavorful, flaky, juicy fish that cooks in about 10 minutes. All you need to make this gluten-free marinated salmon dinner is salmon fillets, lemons for zesting and juicing, olive oil, fresh thyme and fresh garlic. The salmon is marinated in the lemon juice, zest, olive oil, thyme and garlic, then quickly grilled or baked. 

Serve with your favorite vegetable (maybe healthy asparagus?). Quinoa or brown rice would also be a nice side dish for this easy, delicious salmon recipe.

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Cuisine: American / Mediterranean 
Prep Time: 35 minutes (included 30 minutes to marinate)
Cook Time: 10 minutes 
Total Time: 45 minutes 
Servings: 4 

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

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Recipe Notes

  • To bake the salmon, place it in a baking dish. Bake in a preheated 400-degree F oven for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  • Don't like thyme? Try rosemary, oregano, basil, parsley, cilantro or your favorite herb.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine the lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, thyme and garlic in a plastic food storage zipper bag. Season with salt and pepper. Add the salmon and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour.
  2. Preheat an indoor grilloutdoor grillgrill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Oil the grate or pan. (You could also bake the fish. See Recipe Notes.)
  3. Remove the salmon from the marinade and cook for about 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through and flaky. Serve with additional lemon slices, if desired. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 236

Total Fat: 16.9g

Saturated Fat: 2.5g

Cholesterol: 44mg

Sodium: 47mg

Total Carbohydrate: 3.5g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Total Sugars: 0.8g

Protein: 19.9g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 56mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 439mg

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Cassiday
Quick and easy and tasty salmon is what dinner is all about! 🙌🏼
Tribe
Can't go wrong with lemon and salmon and I'm trying this soon...
Elisa Schmitz
OMG, what an easy, delicious salmon recipe. Love this! #yum

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