This healthy Roasted Pepper Lime Salmon only needs 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make. It’s super healthy and super delicious. You can’t beat this easy dinner recipe!
This salmon recipe is super easy and quick for a delicious weeknight meal. We know that not everyone likes fish. No worries, because between fresh-squeezed lime juice and paprika, this salmon recipe packs a ton of flavor. Even our kids have fallen in love with it and often choose fish for their special birthday dinners.
Fish is high in omega 3 fatty acids and is an excellent healthy addition to your diet, so we try to add a fish recipe to our meal plan each week. Once you’ve got your salad, vegetable side dish, and your favorite carbs ready, you’ve got a meal that’s healthy, balanced, and totally delicious. Have a delicious, healthy meal in just 15 minutes? Wow, this feels like a miracle.
Can I make this with any other type of fish?
Yes! This recipe is a very delicious way to prepare many different types of fish. Yellowtail, mackerel, mahi mahi, trout, and bass are similar to salmon and can be good substitutes.
What should I go with?
There are so many great options! Green beans are always a good idea, along with mashed potatoes and dinner rolls! Roasted broccoli is also a great option.
What temperature should salmon be cooked to?
The USDA recommends that fish need to be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. However, some say the salmon is overcooked at this point. For medium to medium cooking of salmon, when salmon reaches 125-130°F, remove from skillet and let rest 5 minutes.
Tips for Buying Salmon
When buying salmon from the fish counter or fish market, ask to smell the salmon before buying. Salmon should not have a fishy smell. A fishy smell like the ocean indicates that the salmon is not fresh and may have been sitting out for a while. Fish should always smell clean and fresh. Generally, you want to cook on the same day. If using frozen fish, eat it as soon as possible after the fish has thawed for maximum freshness and minimum fishy smell.
Storage and Reheating Instructions:
We really don’t like reheating fish. It never tasted that good, nor did it stay moist enough for our liking. However, if you find that you have leftovers that need to be reheated, we recommend reheating them slowly in the oven on low heat. Reheat salmon in oven preheated to 275°F until heated through, about 15 minutes.
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This Roasted Pepper Lime Salmon requires only 4 ingredients and 15 minutes to make. It’s super healthy and super delicious. You can’t beat this easy recipe!
- 1 fresh salmon fillets about 1 lb
- 2 lime
- 2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place salmon, scales side down, in a baking dish. Season salmon with salt. Sprinkle the paprika over the salmon and rub it all down.
Squeeze the juice of one of the limes over the salmon. Spread it out with your hands so it mixes with the paprika.
Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, until the salmon slices easily with a fork.
Serve with remaining limes, sliced or wedged.
Calories: 173kcal | carbohydrate: 4G | protein: twenty twoG | fat: 7G | Saturated fat: 1G | cholesterol: 62mg | sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 609mg | fiber: 1G | Vitamin A: 360unit | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | calcium: 28mg | iron: 1.3mg