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Sweet Chili Salmon

Hey y’all!

So if you follow me on Instagram (you should be!!), you’ll know that I got over my hatred of salmon last week.

I finally broke down and bought a salmon skewer to add to our Father’s Day spread because I know how many health benefits salmon has and I really wanted to give it another go.

I am not a huge fish person, but gave it a shot and didn’t completely detest it!!

So I really went full throttle this week. My friend McKenzie got married over the weekend and I had salmon at her wedding and then I attempted to make some myself.

Some of the amazing benefits of salmon are that it is super high in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and is a good source of potassium.

Plus, a 3 oz serving of boneless, skinless salmon is only 2 Weight Watchers points!

I am a big believer that marinades and seasonings make all of the difference, so I tried to experiment with some stuff and came up with this delicious little treat.

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What You’ll Need:

2 salmon filets

4 cloves of garlic, minced

1/3 cup whole grain mustard

3 tablespoons Trader Joe’s Sweet Chili Sauce

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

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What You’ll Do:

1. Heat oven to 400.

2. In a small bowl, combine mustard, sweet chili sauce, garlic, honey, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, Himalayan salt, and black pepper.

3. On a baking sheet, lay down a large piece of aluminum foil and place salmon filets on top of them.

4. Brush on mustard and chili mixture to each filet.

5. Wrap salmon filets with aluminum foil to create an aluminum foil packet.

6. Bake the filets for around 12-15 minutes, or until the salmon is almost completely cooked through. Remove the salmon from the oven and open the aluminum foil packet so the fish is exposed.

7. Change the oven to broil and return salmon in the oven for 2 to 3 minutes, until salmon is cooked through and top is slightly crispy.

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What You’ll Need to Know:

So, from my first salmon cooking experience I learned that salmon is super sensitive. You definitely have to keep an eye on it to make sure that it isn’t overcooked. I used the sockeye frozen salmon filets from Trader Joes and it made it super simple. I simply pulled back the corner of the packaging and allowed the fish to thaw for about 8 hours in the fridge. I also would save the reserved sauce to drizzle over top. Also, you can easily grill salmon too and I think that’s what I’ll probably do next time.

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I hope y’all make this dinner, it was super simple. Seriously, the prep time was like 5 minutes long.

xoxo,

Cara

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