Mar 25

Baked Strawberry Lemon Salmon

Baked Strawberry Lemon Salmon is a flavorful seasonal dish made with only a few ingredients! Serve it with a crisp salad for a well balanced meal!

Baked Strawberry Lemon Salmon - a flavorful recipe using only 5 ingredients!

I eat salmon at least once a week. In fact, baked sockeye salmon with a few simple ingredients is my go-to dish for when I am looking for something quick and easy.  I try to mix it up the seasoning depending on the season or whatever fresh ingredients I have available. With only five ingredients, the strawberry marinade is crisp, fresh and flavorful.

I love to serve this salmon with my favorite Strawberry, Spinach and Asparagus Salad. Fresh greens and whole berries complement the fish and create a wholesome meal.

Baked Strawberry Lemon Salmon - a flavorful recipe using only 5 ingredients!

My love for the combination of strawberry and salmon started last summer when I ordered a traditional mixed greens salad with strawberries, pecans and salmon. I decided to create an easy weeknight meal packed with flavor and nutritional benefits. An unlikely pairing, the strawberry is a subtle crisp, refreshing flavor that complements well with the salmon.

I love cooking seafood at home because it is easy, requires minimal prep time and provides many nutritional benefits. Alaska sockeye salmon is a great choice because it is a deep orange-red color and the meat is very flavorful.

The cold water and natural environment of Alaska produces seafood with lean flesh, firm texture and superior flavor that is full of high quality protein, vitamins, minerals and oils essential to good health. With five species of salmon, several varieties of whitefish, and numerous shellfish species, Alaska offers mouthwatering seafood options for every taste an cooking method and is available fresh, frozen and canned year round. Alaska seafood is high in protein, low in saturated fat, low in sodium and one of the best sources of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

Baked Strawberry Lemon Salmon - a flavorful recipe using only 5 ingredients!

What is your favorite way to prepare salmon? Do you chose a traditional method or go with something different like seasonal berries in your marinade?

Baked Strawberry Lemon Salmon

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Sockeye Salmon filets
  • 1/2 cup (about 6) fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • juice from half of a lemon + lemon slices for garnish
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Puree strawberries in a food processor. In a medium bowl, combine strawberry puree, honey, olive oil, lemon juice and freshly ground black pepper. Add salmon to bowl and marinate in fridge for 15 minutes.
  3. Lay salmon on lined baking sheet, brush with extra marinade and top with slice of lemon, if desired. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until just cooked through and flaky.
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Baked Strawberry Lemon Salmon - a flavorful recipe using only 5 ingredients!

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Mar 23

Strawberry, Spinach and Asparagus Salad

Strawberry, spinach and asparagus salad is made with fresh spring veggies, strawberries, almonds and goat cheese! An easy, beautiful and flavorful spring salad!

Strawberry, Spinach and Asparagus Salad with fresh spring veggies creates a beautiful and delicious salad!

What is your favorite thing about spring? The warmer weather, the bright spring flowers or perhaps the longer days? I love opening my windows, going for a long run in the evening while there is still day light and everything green. Spring brings green grass, green and yellow pollen and green veggies! Ok, I guess I love everything but the pollen.

As a fresh green salad with red berries, this strawberry, spinach and asparagus salad is packed with superfoods. It makes the perfect lunch and a great side salad with dinner. I love to serve it with a simple grilled or baked salmon.

Strawberry, Spinach and Asparagus Salad with fresh spring veggies creates a beautiful and delicious salad! Strawberry, Spinach and Asparagus Salad with fresh spring veggies creates a beautiful and delicious salad!

After procrastinating for a few weeks, I finally planted my spring garden this past weekend. I can’t wait to harvest fresh green beans, zucchini, squash, peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers. I didn’t even have to buy new tomato plants because our tomato plants from last year actually reseeded and are growing. One of the benefits of living in a warm climate is that it never really gets cold enough to kill most plants so they come back the next year.

Strawberry, Spinach and Asparagus Salad with fresh spring veggies creates a beautiful and delicious salad! Strawberry, Spinach and Asparagus Salad with fresh spring veggies creates a beautiful and delicious salad!

Green is good, but do you know what makes a green salad even better? Strawberries! The beautiful red color and sweet flavor complements the nutrient-rich greens. Strawberry spinach and asparagus salad is one of my favorite ways to enjoy the taste of the season.

Strawberry, Spinach and Asparagus Salad

Yield: about 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh asparagus cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 heaping cups fresh spinach
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced in half
  • 1 large spring onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pea shoots
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1 ounce goat cheese, crumbled
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water mixed with a teaspoon of salt to a boil over medium heat. Set aside a bowl of iced water. Add the asparagus to the boiling water and cook for 2 or 3 minutes. Drain the asparagus and immediately add it to the ice water.
  2. In a large bowl combine asparagus, spinach, strawberries, onion, pea shoots, almonds and goat cheese. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper. Pour dressing over salad and toss lightly to coat.
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Source: Spoonful of Flavor

Strawberry, Spinach and Asparagus Salad with fresh spring veggies creates a beautiful and delicious salad!

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