Primal Herb Crusted Salmon Filets
A little about salmon. Salmon has earned its research reputation as a health-supportive food based largely on its unusual omega-3 fatty acid content. It’s very common for 4 ounces of baked or broiled salmon to contain at least 2 grams of omega-3 fats—more than the average U.S. adult gets from all food over the course of several days.
The widely-studied benefits of omega-3 fatty acids involve improved control of the body’s inflammatory processes, better overall cell function, improved transfer of information between the body’s cells, and better brain function. When researchers look specifically at intake of omega-3-containing fish like salmon, they find health support in all of the above areas. [WHFoods.org]
Salmon health benefits range from strengthening your muscles and heart to reducing your chances of developing some diseases. Studies have shown that consumption of the fatty acid rich salmon can help you live longer and be healthier while you do it. This is a great way to prepare it!
* Unless otherwise noted, we recommend using organic, locally grown vegetables and organic grass feed meats and dairy (Primal) ingredients. Omit dairy, especially cheese ingredients, if you are Paleo.
- 4 small Atlantic Salmon filets
- ½ Cup Parmesan cheese
- ½ Cup Almond flour
- 2 Tbsp Chives, roughly chopped
- 2 Tbsp Parsley, roughly chopped
- ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- ½ tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Lemon Peel, grated
- ¼ Cup Lemon Juice
- Olive oil
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Season salmon fillets lightly on both sides with salt and pepper.
- Light coat baking pan with olive oil. Place filet on baking pan.
- Process all ingredients, except the lemon juice, in a food processor until combined and chopped.
- Sprinkle the salmon portions with lemon juice and put the dry mixture on top of the salmon fillets, pressing down on top.
- Spray/drizzle lightly with olive oil.
- Cook for 10 to 15 minutes until just cooked.
Let us know what you think or if have any creative twists!
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