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HEALTHY

Garlic Herb Roasted Salmon

My pre-schooler little G has been doing very well at school and after school programs, and I can’t be prouder and happier. I want to think that it’s all the salmon that I have been feeding him. Well, we all know that salmon is loaded with omega-3 and an excellent source for a child’s cognitive development.
I am just happy that little G loves salmon. In fact, he would ask for salmon as his dinner whenever he has a craving for fish. A few days ago, he asked me to serve salmon with his favorite garlic noodles, and here it is the garlic herb roasted salmon I made for him.
This recipe is literally what it says: garlic, herb (I used Italian parsley), and salmon roasted in an oven. It’s a great Fall/Winter recipe and definitely one of the easiest salmon recipes I have attempted. So easy, completely fuss-free, and I didn’t even have to marinate.
When you have pretty fresh salmon, you don’t need a lot of seasonings or ingredients. Let the natural flavors of salmon shines. A little butter, herb, salt, black pepper, and lemon juice are all you need. Dinner is done in about 20 minutes, and hurray to more brain power for the little ones!

INGREDIENTS :

  • 12 oz salmon fillet, cut into two pieces
  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 dashes ground black pepper
  • Lemon wedges

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Combine the melted butter, garlic, parsley, salt, cayenne pepper (if using), lemon juice and black pepper together. Stir to combine well.
  3. Arrange the salmon on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Spoon the garlic herb mixture onto the salmon, coat well on the top and sides of the salmon.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes. Dish out and serve immediately with lemon wedges.

You can find complete recipes of this Garlic Herb Roasted Salmon in rasamalaysia.com

Categories
AVOCADO

Chicken Avocado Lime Soup

Even though it’s summer I’m still eating soup like crazy. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I’m not outside a lot, rather sitting in a nice and cool home. I’m seriously so grateful for air conditioning! I can’t imagine life without it. When I used to live in Arizona I’d hear people talk about how they grew up without air conditioning, in 110 degree+ weather! I’m sure I wouldn’t be eating hot soup in that. I’d be living at Bahama Bucks (the best snow cone place known to man, how I miss it.) and Cold Stone.
This soup is definitely a new favorite for me. It’s basically just avocado amped up tortilla soup. It is seriously loaded with avocado, as in about 1/2 an avocado per serving of soup. I love tortilla soup and lately I’m obsessed with avocados so this is just meant to be. If you want to keep this soup healthy then just omit the optional toppings, which I think that’s the way it’s intended to be but sometimes I just can’t resist. Like, ever. I see true healthy eating in my future…maybe. Life is too short not to enjoy good food, just all things in moderation right?
Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts*
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped green onions (including whites, mince the whites)
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and minced (leave seeds if you want soup spicy, omit if you don’t like heat)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 (14.5 oz) cans low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 medium avocados, peeled, cored and diced
  • Tortilla chips, monterrey jack cheese, sour cream for serving (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large pot heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add green onions and jalapenos and saute until tender, about 2 minutes, adding garlic during last 30 seconds of sauteing. Add chicken broth, tomatoes, cumin, season with salt and pepper to taste and add chicken breasts. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Then reduce heat to medium, cover with lid and allow to cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken has cooked through 10 – 15 minutes (cook time will vary based on thickness of chicken breasts). Reduce burner to warm heat, remove chicken from pan and let rest on a cutting board 5 minutes, then shred chicken and return to soup. Stir in cilantro and lime juice. Add avocados to soup just before serving (if you don’t plan on serving the soup right away, I would recommend adding the avocados to each bowl individually, about 1/2 an avocado per serving). Serve with tortilla chips, cheese and sour cream if desired.

You can find complete recipes of this Chicken Avocado Lime Soup in cookingclassy.com