Easy Salmon with Lemon and Basil

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You’ve probably always heard of how great salmon is for you.  It’s true!  Salmon is a great source of the “good” cholesterol, omega-3 fatty acids.  It’s good for metabolism, cardiovascular health, and brain functions!  But my favorite thing about salmon is that it is also delicious – and really easy to make!  Here’s an easy recipe – Salmon with Lemon and Basil!

Ingredients

  • 1 salmon fillet ( ~6-8 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter/ghee
  • 1 lemon

Instructions

Cut the lemon in to wedges.  I like to cut the middle section in to thin slices for garnish purposes too.
Salmon with Lemon and Basil
In a bowl, mix together garlic powder, basil, and salt.
Salmon with Lemon and Basil
Rub the mix on to the Salmon evenly.
Salmon with Lemon and Basil
In a skillet, heat butter or ghee on medium heat.
Add Salmon to skillet for about 5 minutes.
Salmon with Lemon and Basil
Flip it to the other side and cook for another 5 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.  (Salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork.)
Squeeze 2 lemon wedges over the salmon and turn off the heat.
Garnish the salmon with lemon slices if you want!
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Salmon with Lemon and Basil 
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Easy Salmon with Lemon and Basil

Easy Salmon with Lemon and Basil

Ingredients

  • 1 salmon fillet ( ~6-8 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter/ghee
  • 1 lemon

Instructions

    Cut the lemon in to wedges.  I like to cut the middle section in to thin slices for garnish purposes too.In a bowl, mix together garlic powder, basil, and salt.Rub the mix on to the Salmon evenly. In a skillet, heat butter or ghee on medium heat. Add Salmon to skillet for about 5 minutes.Flip it to the other side and cook for another 5 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.  (Salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork.) Squeeze 2 lemon wedges over the salmon and turn off the heat.Garnish the salmon with lemon slices if you want!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 531 Total Fat: 28g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 20g Cholesterol: 143mg Sodium: 1206mg Carbohydrates: 16g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 53g

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