Lime Marinated Salmon
Lime Marinated Salmon
Trying to get the recommended 2 to 3 servings per week of salmon in your diet can get rather boring. Marinating it in some new flavors like lime, maple and soy can totally transform the Omega 3 packed fish into a completely different flavor.
I have even managed to get some non fish eaters to try this recipe, and surprisingly they enjoyed it! Salmon is one of natures super-foods, and only needs to be eaten twice a week, to ensure the recommended dose of Omega 3 is consumed. Our brains need Omega 3, and salmon is packed with DHA and EPA, which help with everything from cardiovascular health, brain function and more recently shown to prevent inflammation even in the joints.
A 4 ounce portion contains the daily dose of vitamin D, which is usually only available in food that has been fortified. But I don't think you are reading this to learn about the benefits of Salmon. Let's get on with the recipe!
This is a great recipe for entertaining. The marinade also works well on chicken, if there are truly non fish eaters in the family. I make the marinade right in the resealable bag for easy clean up. Make sure the lime is very well washed, or when using the zest, it is worth splurging for organic.
Keep the salmon and marinade separate in the refrigerator. 30 minutes before cooking, add the salmon to the resealable bag to marinade. Leave out at room temperature for the 30 minutes so it is closer to room temperature. Do not marinate longer than 30 minutes, or the lime juice will start to cook the salmon.
- 4 salmon fillets
- 1 lime, zest and juice
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Make marinade directly in a large resealable bag. Zest and juice the lime, then add the maple syrup, oil and soy sauce.
- Keep the salmon and marinade separate in the refrigerator. 30 minutes before cooking, add the salmon to the bag of marinade. Seal well and make sure the marinade touches all of the fish. Leave it on the counter for 30 minutes, to allow it to come toward room temperature.
- Preheat the oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with foil if desired. Place the salmon on the foil, allowing space between for even cooking. Cook on the middle rack for 10 to 12 minutes. Best served immediately, but also can be served at room temperature. Enjoy!