Eating a healthy dose of fish in your diet is a great idea. We absolutely love trying different ways to cook and eat fish and this lemon ginger healthy baked salmon is one of our favorite recipes. It’s so simple and easy to make, takes just a few minutes, and goes well with just about everything. We get the most affordable option for salmon near us by buying the frozen wild caught salmon fillets at Aldi’s. This recipe in particular makes an amazing meal prep option for the week.
Is Baked Salmon Healthy?
Let’s start with the most basic and obvious question. Baked salmon is incredibly healthy. A serving of healthy baked salmon has low saturated fats and is a great source of protein.
Not only that, it is one of the BEST sources for vitamin B12 as well as having iron and vitamin D and is absolutely bursting with potassium. Needless to say, salmon is a healthy meal to have and we try to have it at least once a week these days.
Because we try to eat it once a week, we are getting creative with our salmon recipes, trying anything from salmon tacos to this lemon ginger healthy baked salmon.
What color should salmon be cooked?
Salmon usually starts out translucent or lightly colored. Once cooked though, it should be a nice pink “salmon” color. The kind of color you think of when you think salmon.
Baking salmon is the easiest way to cook it. If you get the frozen fillets from Aldi’s like we do, let the fish de-thaw first. We usually do this by placing the vacuum packed fillets in a bowl of warm water before cooking (leaving them in their individual packaging).
Once ready to cook, open up the packaging and take the fillets out. Place them skin down onto a foil lined baking sheet. The skin will come right off easily after baking.
The lemon ginger sauce that we make in this recipe is then brushed over the top of the salmon. Bake at 375 for about 12-15 minutes. You want your salmon to turn pink, and when you poke into it with a fork, it is flaky and cooked through. Make sure it’s not still raw in the center.
If you need to cook it longer than 12-15 minutes (maybe you have a bigger cut of salmon to cook), place some foil over the top to help keep the moisture and stop the fish from drying out while it cooks through.
Meal Prep Lemon Ginger Healthy Baked Salmon
This salmon recipe is great for a healthy week of meal prepped lunches or dinners. Make 5 fillets (7 if you also want it prepped for the weekend). Pair your salmon with one or two sides like these:
- Roasted Garlicky Potatoes
- Parmesan Zucchini
- Roasted Sweet Mini Peppers
- Veggie Pasta Salad
- Homemade Naan Bread
And there you have it! Divide your servings into separate containers and keep in the fridge for lunches through the week. A delicious lunch every day of the work week.
Hope you enjoy this as much as we do!
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- 3-5 Salmon Fillets
- 2 Lemons (squeezed)
- 2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 2 tsp Ground Ginger
- 2 tsp Chili Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 3 Tbsp Honey
- Pre-heat your oven to 375.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the squeezed juice of 2 lemons, honey, and spices and whisk together thoroughly.
- Lay your salmon fillets on a baking sheet lined with tin foil, skin side down.
- Brush the lemon and honey mixture over the salmon completely.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until pink, flaky, and cooked all the way through.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 657Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 179mgSodium: 505mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 64g
Nutritional information is not always 100% accurate.