Garlic Salmon and Roasted Spuds

There’s no denying it, fish is good for you.  Even the fish you buy from the fishmonger in your local supermarket.  Although their cuts and selection might not offer the nicest pieces, it is still super healthy for you.

I do prefer freshly caught fish, either from the local pier or caught myself.  The latter unfortunately does not happen too often – I hope to change that soon.

There’s a reason us Vikings are strong and healthy and can withstand cold much better than most.  Our skin is naturally beautiful.  Our hair and beards long, and we (Denmark) has been voted the happiest country in the World a few times.

Our healthy and good looks are perhaps linked to our consumption of fish and shellfish!

It is scientifically proven that fish is healthy.  They are packed with many nutrients that most people are lacking, such as vitamin D, high-quality protein, iodine, and a healthy mix of vitamins and minerals.

Moreover, fish has shown to be one of the most heart-healthy foods you can eat and can help lower your risk of a heart attack.  My dietician recommended higher consumption of Salmon when I was recovering from my heart failure.

If you want to increase your growth and development, while also lower the rates of mental decline, eat fish and get some of the good Omega-3 fatty acids.

Amazingly, fish has even been linked to a reduced risk of type 1 diabetes and several autoimmune conditions.

It would only be right if I shared a lovely salmon recipe that I recently cooked for my lovely family.  It is damn fast to make if you ignore the bake time.

Here’s what you need to feed your family a healthy meal

  • 1.5 lbs of assorted baby potatoes (such as red-skinned, white-skinned and purple)
  • 1 salmon fillet per person
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 3 teaspoons of crushed garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of chicken stock

…and here’s how easy this dish is to make

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F
  2. Wash the baby potatoes, and cut into halves
  3. Place them on a large oven tray, on a baking paper
    • the tray has to be large enough to fit potatoes, fish, and asparagus
  4. Sprinkle them with olive oil, and some herbs of your choice
  5. Bake the potatoes in the oven for 20 minutes
  6. When the potatoes are baking, prepare the fish and asparagus
  7. Add the butter, garlic and chicken stock in a bowl
  8. Heat it up in the microwave until the butter has melted
  9. Wash the asparagus
  10. When the potatoes are ready, take out the tray
  11. Move the potatoes to the sides
  12. Place the salmon and asparagus on the tray
  13. Pour the butter mixture over the salmon, and some over the asparagus
  14. Give the entire tray a good sprinkle of black pepper
  15. Bake the dish for another 20 minutes

It does not come easier than this … almost.

You can make this any time during the week, and it is an excellent school night dinner as it is quick and little prep needed.

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