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Wild-caught salmon is amazing for hormone health because of its anti-inflammatory properties, omega-3 fatty acids (which you’re likely not getting enough of), and providing iron, potassium, vitamin B12, and protein as well. When you eat salmon at a restaurant, you’re most often getting farm-raised (or Atlantic) salmon and may notice that it tastes better. The difference in taste is  because farm-raised salmon contains more fat, but is also less nutritious and likely contains more toxins. A great explanation of wild-caught vs farm raised salmon can be found here. I highly recommend purchasing wild-caught seafood only and love the Wild Alaskan Company for all things fish. If salmon is not your jam, try my Instant Pot Thai Shrimp Curry with wild-caught shrimp.

Now, on to the recipe! I kept things super simple with this one so you can pair it with just about any side dish you wish. We like to roast broccoli (toss with extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper and bake at 425F for 25ish minutes if you like your broccoli crispy) and add a simple gluten-free pasta with pesto or a sweet potato (also great for hormone balance!) as a side. If you need something saucy with this, try some Tessemae’s ranch. SO good. Or, drizzle with some pesto or hot sauce to keep things spicy. You do you on this one!

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The Easiest Oven Baked Salmon

Ingredients

This recipe is for about 3-4 medium pieces of salmon filet, which feeds about 4 people.

1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp dried parsley
Sea salt / Himalayan pink salt and pepper to taste
A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil

Process

  1. Preheat your oven to 400F.
  2. Line a cookie sheet or baking pan with unbleached parchment paper.
  3. Add salmon (skin down) to the baking pan.
  4. Mix spices together and rub on top of each piece of salmon.
  5. Drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil and bake for around 12 minutes. For medium cooked salmon (which I recommend), you’ll want the salmon to reach an internal temperature of around 125F to 130F (no less). I really like this thermometer for checking. Serve this on top of a salad, in a sandwich, with your favorite sides….it’s such a great, neutral salmon recipe and EASY to prep, right?

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