Best Salmon With Lemon and Thyme first seared in a cast iron skillet and then baked at high heat to achieve the most delicious salmon you have tasted yet!! Served with roasted red potatoes and zucchini.
Life with Little Kids
Oh my gosh you guys! If you love salmon as much as I do then you HAVE GOT to try this awesome and soo easy recipe!
It’s so quick and according to my husband (my main taste tester) this recipe is a 10! And he doesn’t just say that to be nice, if he doesn’t like something he lets me know. 😏 True story.
And the other taste testers in the house are 5 and younger and my 2 year-old usually replies “Um no I don lick that mommy, tha yuckky.”
Have you ever been told off by a 2 year-old? Sometimes I applaud her for doing such a good job of talking in jibberish while attempting to put me in my place. Like the other day I was picking up her doll off the floor when immediately she got upset and started raging that baby was sleeping and I needed to leave her alone or I will go to timeout followed by A LOT of no, no, no mommy.
I didn’t even know what to say! I mean I couldn’t even understand half of what she was saying and the other half had me stuck at the word timeout! My sweet little girl was threatening to put me, her mother, in a timeout.
Kids! They always surprise me.
The trick is to just bring them to some giggles and they forget about the whole thing a minute later. And I can’t let her stay in that sassy mode for too long or she never gets out of it. 😂
Salmon Just Rocks
Yep, my days are filled with 15 piece puzzles, coloring zoo animals, and making the latest and greatest craft that I can find on Pinterest. And I absolutely love it. But that doesn’t mean at the end of the day that I’m not ready for a tried and true grown-up meal. No tator tots (most of the time), No cereal, No crackers, No NO NO. Just a REAL grown-up meal.
That said, I am ready for the Best Salmon with Lemon and Thyme! Or maybe even the Surf & Turf we recently made. That was pretty good too!
And when you do decide to make salmon, you want it to turn out just perfect! And that is what this recipe is all about! The most perfect salmon that is flaky and tender and certainly not dried out…dry salmon is no good.
Salmon Really Is That Good
When salmon is cooked just right, it is one of the best things ever! And it is not a bad idea to add salmon or another type of fish into your diets on a routine basis. It is a great source of protein with less saturated fat when compared to beef so 👉 maybe consider swapping salmon or tuna for that hamburger once in awhile. Your body and mind will benefit.
The omega 3 fatty acid, DHA, may improve memory and if eaten regularly over time may prevent memory problems and possibly even Alzheimer’s. A diet high in fruits in vegetables promotes good memory and is good for your heart too! 😉
Eating fish this tasty…well let’s just say I could eat this more than twice a week!! YUM YUM!!
Plus, the more you eat it this way, the more likely you are to remember to do it!!
Hope you enjoy this!!
- 2-3 salmon filets (8-10 oz each)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- Pinch kosher salt and black pepper
- ½ lemon
- 4-5 red potatoes, cubed
- 1 zucchini, cubed
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Pinch kosher salt and pepper
- ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 375℉.
- Add cut up potatoes and zucchini to a medium bowl. Add garlic, olive oil, and seasonings to bowl. Stir well until vegetables are evenly coated.
- Transfer vegetables to a foil-lined baking sheet and roast for 45- 50 minutes.
- Begin prepping salmon when vegetables are roasting. Preheat oven to 400℉ when oven available.
- Add filets to a plate and season with salt, pepper, and dried thyme. Squeeze lemon juice over each filet.
- In cast iron skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add salmon skin side up and sear for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat. Carefully turn filets over and bake at 400℉ for 7-10 minutes. Filets should be flaky and opaque. Check after 7-8 minutes if done, careful not to overcook.