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When I was growing up, we never ate fish. My dad "didn't like" fish. My mom thought she didn't know how to cook fish. Therefore we NEVER had anything from the sea. I have since learned:

  1. Fish are DELICIOUS!
  2. Fish are REALLY GOOD for you!
  3. Fish can be EASY to prepare!

Now my family aims to eat fish at least 2-3 times/week. The omega 3 fatty acid content is awesome. This is great for decreasing inflammation and improving brain health among other benefits! My daughter (1.5 years old) loves to eat fish, and I love to provide valuable nutrients for her quickly developing brain. Here is a quick article on the benefits of fatty fish such as salmon. Keep reading for the simple salmon recipe that Jared made for us earlier this week. The 2 pound piece of salmon that he baked was delicious the night he made it, and the leftovers reheated well for lunches later in the week. - Dr. Jamie

Ingredients:baked salmon

  • 1 fillet of Salmon (approximately 2 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • Zest of 1 lime, and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 2-3 teaspoons of freshly chopped cilantro

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 380.
  2. Line a pan with foil. (This will reduce the headache of cleaning afterwards)
  3. Place all ingredients except salmon into food processor and combine.
  4. Place salmon filet onto the foil lined pan and pour the mixture over the salmon.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes until the salmon is cooked through. (if you have a smaller piece, decrease cook time accordingly. Fish should easily flake apart with a fork when done!) 

If you’d like to spice up the salmon, add a jalapeño to the food processor!

Enjoy!
Dr. Jared Thomure