Baked Salmon with Yogurt Dill Sauce

Many people have told me that they are reluctant to cook fish at home because they have difficulty creating a seafood dish that is both simple and flavorful.  This recipe is super quick and easy and produces a restaurant-worthy dish that will delight your taste buds.  More importantly, it calls for a minimal amount of all-natural ingredients and is loaded with nutrients to fuel and replenish your body.

As you may know, salmon is a terrific source of omega-3 fatty acids which help fight heart disease, assist in proper nervous system and brain function and may protect against certain types of cancer.  Salmon also contains an abundance of easily digestible proteins along with numerous vitamins and minerals which are essential to good health.  If possible, choose wild salmon over farm-raised as it is free of antibiotics and chemicals.

Salmon is a strong, oily fish that is best consumed just once per week due to its high fat content.  For those of you who don’t enjoy the pungent flavor of this fish on its own, my Greek yogurt and fresh dill sauce is the perfect compliment…

Baked Salmon with Yogurt Dill Sauce

4 wild salmon filets

1 cup plain Greek yogurt (preferably 0%)

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Rinse the salmon filets in cold water and pat dry.
  2.  In a small bowl combine the yogurt, mustard, dill and parsley then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. With the skin side down, place the salmon filets in a baking dish and top with the yogurt herb mixture.  Spread the sauce evenly over each filet.
  4. Bake at 450 degrees for approximately 15 minutes.  Garnish with dill sprigs and serve immediately.

*Enjoy & Be Well*

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