And by "pro," I mean an enthusiastic nutritionist who just likes to cook a lot. Obviously. Sorry if I was misleading. But now that you're here, you MIGHT as well learn how we like to cook salmon (it's SO SUPER easy).
Want to know something crazy?? Up until I moved to the great state of Washington, I had NEVER cooked fish before. (Of course, I wasn't a nutritionist yet so it was totally excusable...cough...cough...right?).
Scott, of course, is a Pacific Northwest native who can cook salmon in his sleep. The first time he whipped out a beautiful salmon fillet and cooked it to perfection my mind was BLOWN. Wait -- does he actually know how to do something in the kitchen that I don't?
But don't fret - now I too can cook salmon in my sleep. It really isn't that hard, so if you've never cooked fish before, there's nothing to get uptight about.
How cool is it that you can make something so gourmet with so little effort?? Score. Serve it as a main entree, in a delish sandwich, or as a protein in a fresh salad. Impress your next dinner guests with your new skills. And tell us how it goes!
1 lb salmon fillet, de-boned
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Optional: whatever spices or aromatics you like! (garlic, Italian seasoning, fennel seeds, lemon, paprika...)
Preheat oven to 425F.
Place salmon on a baking sheet; drizzle with olive oil and rub in whatever spices or seasonings you like.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until flesh is flaky OR until internal temperature of 145F is reached (the best method!).
Note: if you have a fairly thin cut, cooking time may be less
Nutritional Information (3 oz cooked): 184 calories, 0g carbs, 9g fat, 23g protein