Healthy Lemon Garlic Salmon

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This healthy lemon garlic salmon is easy to make and ready in less than 15 minutes. It’s healthy, low in calories, and uses only a handful of ingredients!

Looking for a healthy salmon recipe that still tastes good? I’ve turned my famous 5-ingredient baked salmon into a healthy skillet salmon recipe that’s easy to make and tastes amazing. Eating salmon can be part of a healthy diet. This fish is highly nutritious and an excellent source of high-quality protein. One of the healthiest things about salmon is that it contains high amounts of essential omega-3s. Omega 3 not only helps prevent and control heart disease, but also helps lower blood pressure, lower triglycerides, and reduce heart attacks, among other things.

  • How do you cook wet salmon?

    There are a few tricks to getting super moist salmon. Don’t overcook it to begin with! Once your salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit and flakes easily with a fork, it’s ready to cook. If you’re using fresh, high-quality salmon, a better internal temperature target is 125-130 degrees. Searing the salmon as this recipe calls for also helps keep the salmon hydrated, allowing you to enjoy restaurant-quality salmon at home.

  • 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.

Pro tip: 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.

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Remove salmon from skillet with a spatula.

This healthy lemon garlic salmon is easy to make and ready in less than 15 minutes. It’s healthy, low in calories, and uses only a handful of ingredients!

Preparation time 5 minute

cooking time 10 minute

total time 15 minute

raw material

  • 4 salmon part on the skin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon Extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 8 crushed garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh dill


  • Season salmon portion with salt and pepper.

  • Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and heat for 30 seconds. Place salmon portions in skillet, skin side up. Bake for 3 to 4 minutes, then flip over and bake for an additional 3 minutes. Move salmon to one side of the pan.

  • Pour the lemon juice into the empty area of ​​the skillet and the garlic cloves and sauté for 60 seconds. Pour the garlic lemon juice over the salmon and cook until the fish is fully cooked and flakes easily with a fork.

  • Sprinkle fresh dill over salmon portions and serve immediately. Garnish with a lemon slice, if desired.

Serve: 4ounce | Calories: 266kcal | carbohydrate: 1G | protein: 34G | fat: 12G | Saturated fat: 1G | cholesterol: 93mg | sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 902mg | Vitamin A: 640unit | Vitamin C: 12mg | calcium: 36mg | iron: 1.9mg