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Glazed Baked Salmon

*This is part of my Bourne living series, which promotes healthy ways to eat while pregnant!*

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Baked fish is such a quick meal, and it makes you feel like you’re really feeding your body with wholesome, nutritious food. Salmon is one of the healthiest animal-proteins you can eat, and is an amazing source of essential omega-3 fatty acids, amino acids,  and vitamins A, D, B, B6, and E. As if that weren’t enough the marinade for this recipe uses honey and mustard, both of which have health properties dating back to ancient times. Over 5000 years ago, people were trading mustard seeds for their high selenium content and antioxidant properties, and philosophers like Aristotle extolled the antiseptic and antibacterial virtues of honey in Ancient Greece.

 

This may be an easy dinner, but it’s certainly not a boring one.

 

Ingredients

 

8-12 oz salmon filet

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon lime juice

1 clove minced garlic

salt and pepper, to taste

 

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Method

 

Season both sides of the fish with salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, whisk together honey, ustard, garlic, olive oil, and lime juice.

Soak the fish in half of the marinade, for about 30 minutes.

Bake salmon at 425 F for about 15 minutes.

While the salmon is baking, cook the remaining marinade in a small saucepan on low heat for about 5 minutes, until the mixture is warm and the honey is caramelized, but not burnt.

Pour the warm marinade over the baked salmon. Serve with leafy green vegetables, such as spinach, escarole, or kale.

 

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This is week four of The Bourne Living Project. For more healthy recipes, visit the previous weeks!

 

Week One

Week Two 

Week Three 


Satisfy your senses,
Amanda (follow me on Twitter!)


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