Baked Salmon Marinade

salmon, heart healthy

This is a simple delicious recipe that is heart healthy. Salmon contains unsaturated fatty acids, which, when substituted for saturated fatty acids such as those in meat, may lower your cholesterol. Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of unsaturated fatty acid that may reduce inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation in the body can damage your blood vessels and lead to heart disease.

Omega-3 fatty acids can decrease triglycerides, lower blood pressure, reduce blood clotting, decrease stroke and heart failure risk, and reduce irregular heartbeats. Eating at least one to two servings a week of fish, particularly fish that’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids, appears to reduce the risk of heart disease, particularly sudden cardiac death.

Serve this salmon marinade with a sweet potato and a veggie you love. Your heart will be singing!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 (6 ounce) salmon fillets

 

Directions

  1. Whisk together the brown sugar, olive oil, soy sauce, lemon pepper, basil, parsley, and garlic powder in a bowl, and pour into a sealable plastic bag.
  2. Add the salmon fillets, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or longer if possible, turning occasionally.
  3. Remove salmon from bag and put in baking dish sprayed with olive oil spray. Cover baking dish with a lid or aluminum foil. Put in oven at preheated 375 degrees.
  4. Bake 35 to 45 minutes, until easily flaked with a fork.