If you’re looking for a delicious dinner recipe that also benefits your lungs, then salmon roasted in butter with almonds is just what you’re looking for. Salmon is a great source of protein that tastes amazing and has many health benefits, especially when you choose wild-caught salmon. For instance, salmon contains a large serving of healthy protein. It also helps you get omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to help reduce inflammation.
Adding to the lung health benefits of this recipe are the butter and almonds. Butter adds flavor to this dish while also providing a hefty helping of essential vitamins such as vitamin A, D and E. The almonds provide a substantial dose of vitamin E, and the oils they contain have also been shown to help reduce inflammation and mucus production. Try this filling recipe for your dinner today to take advantage of all the benefits it may offer your lungs.
PREP TIME | 20 minutes
SERVINGS | 2
Macros Per Serving:
Protein: 42 grams
Fats: 43 grams
Carbs: 12 grams
- 1 pound skin-on salmon fillet
- Salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons butter*
- 3/4 cup slivered almonds
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
- Cracked black pepper for optional garnish
- 1 cup of broccoli
- Preheat oven to 500°F and start a pot of water for steaming.
- Season the salmon with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
- Once the oven is heated, place the butter and almonds in a small baking pan in the oven.
- When the butter has melted, add the salmon, flesh-side down, and roast for 5 minutes.
- Turn the salmon, and continue to roast until the salmon is barely beginning to flake, which should be about 3 minutes more. You can test it by sticking the point of a small sharp knife into the flesh to see if it flakes or easily comes apart.
- As the salmon is cooking, steam the broccoli to desired tenderness.
- Remove the baking pan from the oven and transfer the salmon to a serving platter.
- Stir the lemon juice and chives into the sauce in the baking pan and immediately pour over the salmon and steamed broccoli.
- Sprinkle with cracked black pepper, if desired, and serve.
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* NOTE: Kerrygold butter and Organic Valley butter are good options to purchase for this recipe.