Baked Salmon & Asparagus

We all know that salmon is good for the brain but did you know that salmon is great after you workout? Research suggests that the omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon may help reduce post-exercise muscle inflammation. It lowers the amount of prostaglandin, a naturally produced compound in the body that can trigger inflammation. Additionally, salmon is packed with lean protein, which is essential in cell generation and promotes muscle repair.

At just 4 calories a spear, asparagus is the perfect side dish to go with your salmon. It is very low in fat and half of its calories are from protein.

Baked Salmon & Asparagus

Salmon is very easy to make. A lot of people get scared to cook it but the truth is, there isn’t much faster food, that tastes delicious around. The trick is getting the right Salmon. You want wild salmon bought from a good market. You can buy fillets or steaks. It should not smell fishy at all.

Asparagus Ingredients and Instructions

1 LB Fresh Asparagus Spears
3 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 TSP Himalayan Sea Salt
1/4 TSP Fresh Ground Black Pepper
2 TBS Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Butter (or you can skip if you are cutting fat)

Trim asparagus spears by breaking off the hard end and carefully peeling the hard layer off the stems with a vegetable peeler. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat, turn up to medium high stir in olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic but don’t allow to brown. Add in the asparagus and cook for 10 minutes turning often to ensure that asparagus is evenly cooked and coated with seasonings.

Baked Salmon Ingredients and Instructions

4 3 ounce Salmon Fillets
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Olive Oil to Drizzle

On a non stick baking sheet place seasoned fillets skin side down. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake at 450 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes until fish flakes easily. Serve with asparagus on the side.

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