Baked Salmon Recipe
This is a baked salmon recipe page. It is quick and easy to make. Simply add salad or vegetables for a healthy balanced meal. Salmon is an excellent source of protein and healthy fat. It is also a nutritious low carbohydrate meal. The best source of salmon is wild caught salmon. As long as it is wild caught, it does not have to be sockeye salmon. All sockeye salmon, though, are wild caught.
Other excellent fish protein sources are halibut, herring, mackerel, and sardines. If you would like to read more in depth about healthy eating, see our recommended reading list at the bottom of this page.
Baked Salmon Recipe Ingredients
This is a simple, delicious way to bake the salmon ( you may broil [ grill ] the salmon if you prefer).
Thaw the salmon if frozen. Ideally, fresh is best.
Preheat the oven to 400.
Rinse the salmon with water and pat it dry with paper towels.
Cover the bottom of a small baking dish with balsamic vinegar and place the salmon in the dish.
Prepare a seasoning mix by mixing together equal parts of oregano flakes, marjoram flakes, rosemary flakes, and thyme flakes.
Now turn the fish over [to cover its other side with the balsamic vinegar].
Sprinkle the seasoning mix on top. Put the baking dish on a rack in the middle of the oven. Bake for 25 or 30 minutes.
When the baked salmon is cooked, season with salt and pepper according to taste.
The food counts are listed as follows.
Total calories / grams of proteins / grams of carbs / grams of fat (grams of saturated facts, if any).
Carbs listed are "net."
Add some vegetables such as carrots or broccoli and this becomes a balanced healthy meal.
Approximate food counts: 290 / 36 / 0 / 15 (3)
Unfortunately, even wild caught salmon may not be free from mercury poisoning; it may be wise not to eat salmon more than twice a week.
Additional information about this recipe
It's important to understand that, when you use this baked salmon recipe, you are being kind to yourself. It's the kind of natural food that your Stone Age ancestors could have eaten.
Why mention this?
It's because the First Agricultural Revolution, for all its benefits for civilization, has taken a severe toll on our bodies. Eating grains, potatoes, and legumes has become so widespread that three grains and potatoes (and the foods made from them) now provide more calories for humans than any other foods.
Previously, most of our ancestors calories came from natural sources of fats and proteins. (They almost never ate wild grain.)
This huge shift in human dietary preferences has had an adverse effect upon our health.
The diseases of civilization such as coronary heart disease (the world's biggest killer today), obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and others have caused almost unimaginable suffering and death.
However, all that suffering and death is unnecessary!
If we were to resume eating and moving much more like our Stone Age ancestors, we'd quickly become a lot healthier.
So you should feel very good whenever you use this baked salmon recipe or others like it. If you will restrict carbohydrate intake most days of the week and get 90% or more of your calories from natural sources of fats and proteins (like salmon), you will be taking a critical step towards a lifetime of better health.
Good for you!
You can use another fish if you prefer.
If you would like more fish recipes, use the links below, or return to the main RECIPES section of our website for non fish recipes.
Another way to prepare baked salmon
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