Baked Honey Garlic Salmon

Salmon Fillet

Every time I am about to cook dinner I always find myself taking the easy way out and going for chicken or ground beef as they cook easily and quickly. At this point, I've made every possible chicken dish you can think of! Well not that many, but you get the idea. 

I've always found fish and steak to be too much work and often intimidating. The margin of error always seems so small and I am not ready to spend an hour or two cooking, then failing, just to end up spending money to order take out because I messed up the meal. 

The other day my wife and I came across a sale at our local supermarket for a pound of salmon; something I don't usually eat, let alone cook. We decided it was a pretty good price and figured we should give it a try and change it up a bit. We bought 1.25 pounds of salmon. 

Ever since I began selling Organic Sidr Honey, I have tried to incorporate it in various ways in my diet. From adding it as a sweetener in my coffee and tea to drizzling it on toast bread, to mixing it in with yogurt, there is no shortage of ways to consume this tasty, nutritional and natural supplement. This baked salmon recipe was going to be the latest of a list of ways I've incorporated sidr honey in my diet. 

Recipe

Serves: 3 to 4 people. 
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 salmon fillet (about 1 lb.)
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted (substitute for olive oil as a healthier alternative)
  • 3 Tbsp Pasha International's Organic Sidr Honey
  • 2 lemons
  • 4 minced cloves garlic
  • 1/3 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt 
  • Black pepper
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place a large piece of foil on baking tray and coat with cooking spray. Thinly slice the lemons and lay a bed of lemon slices onto the greased foil.
  2. Season both sides of the salmon with salt and pepper and place on top of lemon slices. Rub the salt and pepper to coat it well.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together melted butter (or olive oil), oregano, thyme, minced garlic and organic sidr honey. Pour over salmon and make sure it is spread evenly over the salmon.
  4. Fold up the foil around the salmon until it is completely covered. You may need to use an extra piece of foil to over the top.
  5. Bake for about 25 minutes or until it is cooked all the way through.
  6. Garnish with parsley.

Notes

  • You can use fresh thyme leaves if you have them. Depending on the herb, the dried herb is usually equivalent to a third of the fresh. So in this case, I used 1/3 tsp dried thyme, so 1 tsp of fresh thyme would be the equivalent.

My family and I really enjoyed this meal. There was nothing left over after dinner and there was enough for seconds. I strongly recommend this meal as a tasty and healthy alternative to meat (and this is coming from a meat lover!). The honey really gives a sweet kick and helps get rid of the fishy smell of the salmon. 

Although I do not usually cook fish of any kind, this is definitely a great starter dish to help me get into a new area of cooking. Order your bottle of Organic Sidr Honey today and let me know how this recipe works out for you!

If you've tried this, let us know in the comments and share it with your family and friends! 

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