Simple. Delicious. Fancy.
Guys! When I say simple, delicious, and fancy, I REALLY mean it!
This spicy herb & tomato salmon is making me look all professional. Every time I make it my family says, “this looks fan-saay”. I’m a professional fancy fish chef. That’s just what I wanted to be when I grew up! Well actually, according to my kindergarten artwork, I really wanted to be a mommy who made fried chicken. Ha!
But I’ll let you in on my professional fish chef secret: it’s a one-bowl topping and it only took me 20 minutes to make! Not bad, huh?
In addition to being an awesome and tasty herbed salmon, I like to serve it with lightly steamed green beans tossed in a tiny bit of grass-fed butter and sprinkled with chili peppers. This fish and green bean combo also makes a great topping for salad. More greens… yay!
Health warning! This Spicy Sundried Tomato Salmon is…
Fancy and flavourful
Heart healthy and anti-inflammatory (rich in omega-3 fatty acids)
A skin friendly food (omega-3)
Abundant in selenium (boosts immunity)
Low in the pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids
Gimme some of that omega-rich meal! It’s so amazingly healthy for you that you’ll want more. Oil-rich cold-water fish, such as wild salmon, are a real superfood when it comes to skin and heart health. Their anti-inflammatory properties help to improve dry skin, relieve eczema, and lower blood pressure as well as lower unhealthy (LDL) cholesterol levels in the blood, lowering your risk of heart disease.
But what I really wanted to talk about is all the pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids that are overabundant in the modern diet. It’s not good. It’s really REALLY bad. An overconsumption of omega-6 fatty acids promotes inflammation, heart disease, arthritis, and many types of cancers. Yes, we need some good omega-6 foods like nuts, seeds, healthy oils, and a small amount of other animal products for brain health, growth, and development, but we need to start limiting the unhealthy omega-6 foods like cookies, candies, and cakes. Cookies, candies, and cakes… that just reminded me of the Wizard of Oz. Lions, tigers, and bears. Sorry.
Anyways as I was saying, the modern diet includes too many fast foods and animal products and not enough omega-3’s that can throw off your fatty acid balance, which we now know can have numerous negative effects on our health. Moderation is key and including more plants and omega-3 rich foods in your daily diet will keep you happy, healthy, and wise 😉
- 1 pound wild salmon
- salt & pepper
- 4 teaspoons dried thyme
- 4 teaspoons dried rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup soft sun-dried tomatoes
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 tablespoons stoneground mustard
- 2 tablespoons honey (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Place wild salmon on a prepared baking sheet.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
In a mixing bowl add thyme, rosemary, chilli flakes, salt, and pepper. Muddle together.
Add sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, honey, and mustard to the herbed mixture. Mix well.
Spread the sun-dried mixture on top of the salmon in equal portions.
Bake salmon for 15 to 20 minutes.
Serving size: 1
Calories 332 / Fat 10g / Carbs 25.5g / Protein 31.7g / Fiber 3.3g / Sodium 612mg / Sugars 16g