Sometimes the best things in life are simple! Rather than try to reinvent the wheel and make some elaborate meal, why not make a twist on a classic? Salmon is high in protein and a great source of “healthy” fat. According to www.organicfacts.net, Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin-D and selenium that all help manage insulin levels throughout the body, thereby facilitating the absorption of sugar and the subsequent lowering of blood sugar levels. All of these benefits make Salmon a great option for a tasty meal that packs a healthy punch!
This Spicy Salmon Recipe calls for a few simple ingredients that will create a delicious and tasty meal.
6 oz of fresh salmon (or 2 filets)
1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
Spicy Salmon Cooking Instructions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a light coat of non stick spray on an oven safe baking sheet or line with aluminum foil for a quick clean up. Place de-skinned salmon on the baking sheet and sprinkle the cayenne and cracked pepper on top. Once oven is done heating place the salmon on the middle rack and allow to cook for 15 minutes. Then place the oven on the broil setting (usually defaults to 500 degrees) for 10 minutes. This will make the top part a bit dry and really infuse the flavor of the pepper. If you want the salmon a bit drier, you can keep it on the broil setting even longer. The inside of the fish still remains moist with a nice texture on the top and around the edges.
Macronutrient breakdown for Spicy Salmon Recipe:
3oz serving size of Wild Caught Atlantic Salmon averages 155 Calories with Carb 0g/ Fat 7 g/P 22 g (Data from freedieting.com)
Add your favorite side dish to make this a well balanced meal that the whole family can enjoy. Steamed asparagus and a side salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing is a light and healthy option.