Every day my husband and my kids ask me the same question and I am sure you get the same question as well. It is that wonderful, “What’s for dinner?”. I really don’t hate the question as much as I hate trying to remember to take something out of the freezer and have it thawed and ready to cook for that night. I cannot tell you how many times I used to go grab take out, or make a box of mac and cheese with fish sticks simply because I forgot to take something out for dinner.
I have found a solution to this problem for at least a couple of times a week. I can cook Alaska Salmon frozen with my Citrus Garlic Foil Salmon and it can go from my freezer to the dinner table in about 30 minutes. I have one of the kids help with a salad, make up some brown rice and not only do we have a healthy dinner but a fast one on the days where I simply forget to take something out of the freezer.
Some of the things that I love about Alaska Salmon and using it frozen are that it is all wild caught in the ice-cold waters of Alaska, and right after it is caught they chill the catch and flash freeze it, which ensures that the Alaska seafood is kept as fresh as possible locking in the fresh flavor and best quality.
The cold environment of Alaska allows for seafood that’s lean, firm and superior in flavor. It is full of great quality protein and has vitamins, minerals and of course oils that are essential to good health. There are five species of salmon, several varieties of whitefish and quite a few shellfish species, Alaska can provide your best seafood options year round. You can cook all of these varieties from frozen and be assured of a healthy and tasty meal no matter what your schedule looks like. They even have a great recipe resource and cooking guide at AlaskaSeafood.
So, let’s get on to my recipe and helping you make a weeknight meal for when that question comes to you!
2 cloves of crushed garlic
red pepper flakes to taste (I use a small pinch for mine)
pinch of salt
juice from 2 limes
2 frozen 6 ounce Alaska salmon fillets
olive oil for brushing
Heavy Duty Aluminum foil
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
While you are waiting for your oven to heat, rinse the fish with COLD water and pat dry, do not skip this step, it takes off the water which will water down your spices and make your fish bland.
Lay each fillet of fish on a 12 in square piece of foil and brush both sides with olive oil. Mix all other ingredients and then pour half of the mixture on each fillet and close up the foil packs. Place on a baking sheet and bake for about 30-40 minutes. Salmon is done at 145 degrees in the center
While your fish is baking, make your side dishes and dinner is served!
I hope you will try this, it is one of my favorites, its low in calories, easy, fast and Alaska Salmon is high in protein, low in saturated fat, low in sodium and one of the best sources of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
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