Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sumac Salmon

Salmon is one of my favorite proteins to eat and cook, it's super flavorful and packed with tons of nutrients. Salmon is an excellent source of vitamin B12,  Vitamin D, and selenium, niacin, omega-3-fatty acids, protein, phosphorus, and vitamin B6. This recipe also uses sumac, sumac is a spice made from dried and ground sumac berries. Sumac is a lemony flavorful spice that is very high in antioxidants, may reduce cholesterol, help glycemic control, and improve cardiovascular health. 

                                       


Ingredients: 
1 pound of wild salmon (I prefer to use wild salmon)
2 tablespoons ground sumac 
1/4 cup fresh dill
1 tablespoon lemon zest 
1/2 sliced lemon 
4 slices of white onion 
2 tablespoons olive oil 
salt and pepper to taste 


How To Make It: 

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Farhenheit 

      
2. Obtain a small baking sheet, then line it with a large piece of foil (enough to wrap the salmon with), and brush the foil with some of the olive oil. 
                                            
                                             
3. Place the fresh salmon skin side down on the oiled foil and add all of the sumac spice you desire to the salmon, try to rub it in as evenly as possible. 

       
    
4. Chop the fresh herb dill, zest about a full lemon, slice half a lemon, and 4 slices of onion. 

        

    

5. Add the zest, dill, salt, pepper, lemon slices, and onion slices. 

        
6. Wrap the sides of the foil around the salmon creating a tight environment for the salmon to absorb all of the flavors and cook effectively without drying out.

                                          
   7. Bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes, keeping a keen eye while its baking, you definitely don't want to overcook it, because it will get dry, but you want to make sure the thicker pieces cook thoroughly as well. 

                                          
                                          
                                         
8. Remove the salmon when it is cooked to your liking and transfer to a serving plate, it is optional to keep or remove the onion and lemon slices as a garnish. Enjoy :) 

         


                                                                                                                                                    




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