Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lemon-Herb Roasted Salmon

Lemon-herb roasted salmon from Weight Watchers:

POINTS® Value: 5
Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 16 min
Cooking Time: 15 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy

Give salmon fabulous flavor with fresh herbs, lemon juice and lemon zest.


1 spray(s) cooking spray
1 1/2 pound(s) pink salmon fillet(s), four 6-oz pieces about 1-inch-thick each (also known as humpback salmon)
1/8 tsp table salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper, coarsely ground, or to taste
1/4 cup(s) fresh lemon juice, divided
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp parsley, fresh, chopped (plus extra for garnish, if desired)
1 Tbsp thyme, fresh, chopped (plus extra for garnish, if desired)
1 tsp lemon zest, finely grated (plus extra for garnish, if desired)
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp fresh oregano

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a small, shallow baking dish with cooking spray.

Season both sides of salmon with salt and pepper; place salmon in prepared baking dish and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.

In a small bowl, whisk together remaining 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, sugar, parsley, thyme, lemon zest, garlic and oregano; whisk until sugar dissolves and set aside.

Roast salmon until almost done, about 13 minutes; remove from oven and top with lemon-herb mixture. Return to oven and roast until salmon is fork-tender, about 2 minutes more. Garnish with fresh chopped herbs and grated zest, if desired. Yields about 4 to 5 ounces of salmon per serving.

We used pink salmon fillets because they are less fatty than some other salmon varieties like coho and sockeye salmon. If you prefer to use a different type of salmon in this recipe make to sure to account for any extra POINTS values.

I fixed this for dinner last night and it was great!! And very, very easy to make.

Have a fantastic Thursday. Only one more "get up" of the workweek. (at my house weekends don't matter, 'cause hubby works 2 out of 3, but I'm going to try to plan it so that I don't have to "get up" on Saturday or Sunday.) hehe

Peace and love,


Liza said...

Great recipe, Alannah. If you don't subscribe to the Hungry Girl daily newsletter you should. They give the best ideas to make regular food healthy. They also list WW points for every recipe.

Alannah Lynne said...

Oh cool!! I've never heard of it but I'll go check it out right now. Thanks!!