Hey, remember me? The girl asking for your advice this past summer on how the heck to prepare salmon so that I’d actually enjoy eating it? Well here I am, 6 months later, actually CHOOSING to cook salmon, in my house, like a grown up adult!
This recipe that we included as a part of the 7 day Spring Clean Detox group is so simple and seriously awesome. I was nervous to make fish in the oven as I typically have only liked it on the grill. This one was a winner, and I can’t wait to make it again!
Detox? What’s a detox?
A detox plan is intended to cleanse your body of chemicals, pesticides and pollution you encounter in your everyday life. Eating a diet based on whole foods helps you achieve these goals, while maximizing energy and promoting an overall sense of well-being. While fresh fruits and vegetables are the focus in most detox plans, you should still include protein foods to keep muscle mass and support cellular growth and repair. Most detox plans limit your consumption of red meat, eggs and dairy – but you still have plenty of protein options.
When choosing fish, opt for wild over farmed, and choose types that are low in mercury – including flounder, salmon, sole and freshwater trout. I lucked out to have this salmon still left over from my husband’s trip to Alaska this summer!
This recipe fits perfectly in our 7 day Spring Clean Detox – lemon, garlic, basil, and parsley are all herbs that help your liver and organs work to detox. Salmon is rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. At the end of the day, we want healthy food to taste good too. So with that, here is your latest healthy find!
Garlic Lemon Detox Salmon
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
Pour marinade over two pieces of 6-oz. salmon.
Place salmon in the fridge for at least 20 minutes before baking to allow for the marinade to settle in.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Makes two servings.
*try putting it under the broiler at the end of the bake time for a few minutes to finish it off and get the edges nice and crispy!