This quick and simple lemon marinade boosts the flavor of salmon, so even your little ones will go for seconds. Pair this salmon with your favorite vegetable and whole grain for a well-balanced meal.
1 pound salmon
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons honey (or substitute pure maple syrup)
1 teaspoon dijon mustard, preferably grainy dijon
½ lemon, juiced
Zest from 1 lemon
½ teaspoon garlic powder (or 3 cloves garlic, minced)
Freshly ground salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and grease lightly with olive oil or nonstick cooking spray. Place salmon skin side down.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, honey, dijon, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Generously brush the salmon with the marinade.Place salmon in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until salmon easily flakes with a fork. Makes four servings.
Serving size: 1 serving (based on 4)
Calories: 279; Fat: 17.2g; Saturated fat: 7.6g; Carbohydrates: 9.3g; Fiber: 0.1g; Sugar: 8.2g; Protein: 21.3g
Printable recipe available at: https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/lemon-garlic-salmon/