EASY AF WEEKNIGHT DINNER :: Lemon Love Salmon by The Skinny Confidential

Well, hello & happy Monday!

Sorry for ghosting on Friday. If we are being transparent, after Wednesday’s post – which was one of my favourites I’ve ever written tbh – I didn’t have much to say. It’s also such an important topic that I figured I’d let it shine in it’s glory.

THAT SAID-

I’ve also been majorly slacking on the cookbook club {!!!!!} SO I’m going to finish it off where we left off with The Skinny Confidential!

Y’all know I have a major girl crush on Lauryn Evarts – she not only inspired me to start this little blog of mine but she really helps me live my best life. Is that weird? I get so much value from her content but especially from the recipes.

Her recipes are EASY, healthy, & no nonsense.

Her Lemon Love Salmon from The Skinny Confidential Book is no exception! This has been a favourite of Erik’s.

It’s also so easy, it’s silly. This takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. The prep is minimal, it all cooks in the oven & the flavours are perfect together. This is one of our favourite Sunday dinners but also one I have in my arsenal for when life is too busy and I don’t have time to deal.

It’s basically oven roasted salmon with a kick – don’t skip out on the cayenne – trust me! It really adds to the dimension of the dish.

I added the capers to mine, Erik forgoed so feel free to add them or not – however, you can’t miss the lemon juice at the end! It ties everything together & really balances the flavours out. As far as oil, I used olive oil vs palm oil. We didn’t have any rosemary on hand so I forgoed it this time.

This may sound crazy but I think it would be SO GOOD with grapefruit if you are looking for a lemon sub! I will DEF give that a try in the near future.

As far as wine, I personally LOVE Willamette Valley Pinots with salmon. It’s one of my favourite pairings! It’s also delicious with a sparkling rosé.

While we’re talking salmon, let’s talk the benefits { source } ::

  • Rich in Omega 3’s :: helps reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and decrease disease risk factors
  • Great source of protein : protects bone health, maintain muscle mass, & helps with weight loss
  • High in B Vitamins :: provides energy, controls inflammation & helps brain / heart health
  • High in Potassium :: helps control blood pressure & prevents excess water retention
  • Full of antioxidants :: astaxanthin is what lends salmon that beautiful rich colour & is wonderful for anti aging, skin health, and reduce LDL cholesterol oxidation
  • Full of Selenium :: mineral that helps protect bone health, improve thyroid function and helps reduce free radicals

Anyways give this recipe a go and let me know what you think!! I am already SO excited to make this again on Sunday… we’ve had it every Sunday since we’ve been back from Spain!

Also, I’ll be completely honest with you – my camera DIED last night in the middle of shooting this recipe SO I’ll update this with more & better pictures when I make this again next Sunday (hence the lack of photos & the iphone shot below) – talk about #bloggerprobs! 🙂

Lemon Love Salmon

Serves 2

ingredients

2 Salmon Fillets
1 tsp of olive oil
Sea salt, to taste
Black Pepper, to taste
Cayenne powder, to taste
Chili Flakes {optional but reccomended!}
1 cup of cooked quinoa
1/2 head of broccoli, chopped & steamed
1 lemon
20 capers
Rosemary

instructions

Preheat Oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Rub the salmon filets with oil & season with salt, pepper, cayenne, and chili flakes if using. Place salmon on broiling sheet & bake for 5 minutes.

Change heat to 500 degrees Fahrenheit & turn salmon. Boil for an additional 5 minutes.
NOTE: If salmon has skin on, bake for 10 minutes without flipping. Be sure to cook it skin side down.

Make a bed of cooked quinoa on a plate. Place salmon fillet on top. Squeeze lemon juice on top & garnish with additional lemon slices if you want. Add capers & more cayenne. Top with rosemary, optional, & enjoy!!

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  • Comments ( 19 )

  • Beatriz

    So yum! A recipe to try!
    xx Beatriz | http://www.livelovewearit.com

  • Salmon is just such a staple. Simple to make, delicious and nutritious. I have never tried it with cayenne though, thanks for the idea!!!

    • omg cayenne on it is a match made in heaven!! You will LOVE – always fun to spice up an easy staple 🙂 x Shannon

  • Emily Soto

    Yum! This looks so good! I love salmon!

  • Jen Pilchak

    Seafood is still growing on me but my husband would love this dish!
    xo Jen from http://www.styleinshape.com

    • Jen, I totally feel you – I’m very picky when it comes to seafood but my boyfriend LOVES it. This is a REALLY easy recipe to ease yourself into it! (not to mention, you can use the same flavours on chicken 😉 ) xx Shannon

  • Catherine

    I still have a ton of salmon from my trip to Alaska last summer. I love ALL of these flavors, I might have to make this tonight!

    • Yes!! LMK if you give it a go or if you have any questions. I am WAY jealous of your salmon situation – dying to get to Alaska!! If you have any other recipes lmk 🙂 x Shannon

  • Devon Butler

    Omg thank you for this! I’m always looking for easy weeknight dinners

    • You are so welcome, babe!! In fact, I’m thinking of making a mini series of this since the 20 min dinners are SO key! LMK if there’s any you want to see 🙂 x Shannon

  • Rizelle McLean

    thank you for sharing I love Salmon I think I could live eating salmon for the rest of my life! and they are healthy too! http://www.tourinstylebyrizelle.com/sweaters-under-100/

    • RIGHT?! so easy and versatile! Let me know if you have any tips or recipes too 🙂 xx Shannon

  • Whoa this looks delicious! Seems so easy

    • It is!! Give it a go, it’s seriously effortless and so easy my cat could do it 🙂 x

  • This is so awesome! Yummy, can you please come love and bake some salmon love for me?

  • Salmon is one of my favorite things to eat. Looks like a great recipe!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Thanks Jessica!! It’s so good & so easy! LMK if you give it a go 🙂 happy Monday! x Shannon

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