The catch of the day is a pink-fleshed, heart-smart cold-water salmon. Salmon is how in calories and saturated fats, and delivers a hefty serving of protein. It also brings a whole new, essential type of fat to the table: omega-3 essential fatty acids.
While we are quick to reach for grilled salmon as a salad-topper, a surprising number of students shy away from cooking with salmon at home. I took to the kitchen to come up with a salmon dish boasting only three ingredients, excluding your salt and pepper, that delivers on flavor, cuts down fat and will have your dinner guests begging for more.
- 1 4-6 oz salmon steak
- ½ a lemon
- Italian seasoning (available at your friendly campus Metro)
- Preheat your oven to 400F.
- Place salmon flat on a piece of aluminum foil big enough to fold over your fish in all directions.
- Sprinkle salmon with salt and Italian seasoning.
- Thinly slice half of the lemon and lay the slices flat on top of the salmon steak. The slices should overlap.
- Squeeze the juice of the other lemon half over the salmon steak.
- Add salt, pepper and seasoning to taste.
- Fold aluminum around salmon to create a “package”
- Bake for 10-15 minutes. A good tip to go by is 10 minutes of cook time per inch of thickness.
Photo by Stephanie Maris