Oven-baked Salmon with carrot fries

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Servings 4

Preparation time 40 min

Ingredients

  • 1 kg salmon cut into 4 portions
  • 1 kg carrots
  • 4 spoons olive oil
  • Zest from one lemon
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
For many years we were made to believe that salmon is the healthiest fish. Excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins, and minerals and with the high content of omega-3 fatty acids. The idea that eating fish is super good for our brain function and it may reduce the risk of heart diseases made many people overdoing it. In the last few years, the information about the bad quality toxic fish from the fish farms and the known alternative sources of omega-3 fatty acids made me reduce my consumption of salmon extremely.

It is still difficult to break up and stop eating salmon at all but we all should be aware of the risks eating farm fish and consider buying the more expensive wild fish. Wild (free range) fish should be consumed wisely because as we all know there is not enough fish in the ocean for us and for the animals.

I have been cooking this salmon with carrots baked fries often as this is a really simple recipe. It turned out it became my favorite one. I think that the sweetness of the carrots complements well the salmon and I also like how the color of both blends together.

Preparation

1. Wash the fish fillets and dry with kitchen paper. Season the salmon with the lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Put on the side.
2. Peel the carrots and slice into French fry shaped pieces ( 1 cm x 1 cm x 5 cm). Toss carrots with the olive oil, salt and pepper.
3. Pour the carrots into a baking pan. Baking time for the carrots is 20 min. Bake 10 minutes then flip each carrot or use a spatula to turn carrots so they can bake on both sides evenly.
4. Most of the time I use the same pan and separate with a baking sheet the salmon. Baking time is also around 20 min. Depending on how thick the salmon filets are you should put the carrots and salmon in the oven at the same time or just put the salmon a few minutes later. There is this rule that any 1 inch (2,54 cm) of salmon needs 10 min. in the oven.

Serve warm with a glass of chilled white wine!

ENJOY!

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Oven-baked Salmon with carrot fries
Looking for salmon recipe with healthy low-carb side dish. Try this new easy salmon with carrot fries recipe.
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Instructions
  1. Wash the fish fillets and dry with kitchen paper. Season the salmon with the lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Put on the side.
  2. Peel the carrots and slice into French fry shaped pieces ( 1 cm x 1 cm x 5 cm). Toss carrots with the olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour the carrots into a baking pan. Baking time for the carrots is 20 min. Bake 10 minutes then flip each carrot or use a spatula to turn carrots so they can bake on both sides evenly.
  4. Most of the time I use the same pan and separate with a baking sheet the salmon. Baking time is also around 20 min. Depending on how thick the salmon filets are you should put the carrots and salmon in the oven at the same time or just put the salmon a few minutes later. There is this rule that any 1 inch (2,54 cm) of salmon needs 10 min. in the oven.
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