Baked Lemon Herb Salmon Recipe

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Rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs) like omega-3 and omega-6, salmon is a healthy skin superstar. EFAs  reduce inflammation in the body. According to Nicholas Perricone, a dermatologist and author of The Perricone Prescription “Inflammation triggers the cells to clog the pore, causing acne,” and “It also leads to wrinkles down the line.” The carotenoid anti-oxidants of astaxanthin found in salmon can greatly reduce the effects of free radical damage which causes aging.


  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 dry sage leaves
  • 1 (tablespoon) dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 (6 ounce) fillets salmon


  • Prepare marinade by mixing garlic, light olive oil, basil, sage, thyme, salt, pepper, lemon juice and parsley.
  • Place salmon fillets in a medium glass baking dish, and cover with the marinade.
  • Marinate in the refrigerator about 1 hour, turning occasionally. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Place fillets in aluminum foil, cover with marinade, and seal.
  • Place sealed salmon in the glass dish, and bake 35 to 45 minutes, until easily flaked with a fork.

Nutritional Information

Serves: 2; Serving Size: 1 piece; Per serving: Calories: 613; Calories from Fat: 467; Total Fat: 51.9 g; Saturated Fat: 8.1 g; Protein: 36.3 g; Total Carbohydrates: 2.9 g; Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g; Cholesterol: 75 mg; Sodium: 1235 mg; Sugars: 0.2 g; Vitamin A – IU: 370; Vitamin C: 9 mg;  Calcium: 89 mg; Iron: 2 mg; Potassium: 665 mg; Thiamin: < 1 mg;  Niacin Equivalents: 17 mg; Vitamin B6: < 1 mg; Magnesium: 53 mg;  Folate: 18 mcg.


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