This week’s healthy recipe is colorful, nutritious and delicious. I wanted to include one seafood recipe in my column since I feel many people are intimidated by the idea of cooking seafood. In reality, fish is very easy to prepare and reaps many health benefits.
Compared to last week’s recipe, this one takes a bit longer but is a more substantial meal. You will also have plenty of time to get work done or relax while the salmon is cooking.
The following recipe is perfect for the new season and into the summertime. Salmon is a high-protein fish filled with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and asparagus contains multiple essential vitamins and fiber. Asparagus is in peak season during the month of April, so take advantage of enjoying it while you can!
Prep and clean-up time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20-30 minutes
Total time: About 30-40 minutes
– 3 tablespoons oil (I used basting oil from Wegman’s, but regular olive oil works, too)
– 1 pinch of rosemary leaves
– Non-stick cooking spray
– 1 sheet of aluminum foil
– 1 cookie sheet (not pictured)
Step #1: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step #2: Wash the asparagus spears thoroughly, cutting off the ends with a knife and cutting board.
Step #7: Cook the salmon and asparagus for 20-30 minutes or until the salmon is tender.
What types of recipes would you like to see in this column? Do you have any dietary restrictions you’d like an easy, healthy recipe for? Did you try this recipe and love it?
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Jen is a senior journalism major from Boston. She loves makeup, puppies, cookies, tattoos and magazines, and will never turn down a trip to Sephora or Starbucks.