Servings: 4 – Estimated Calories: 400-450 calories per serving
Salmon is one of the best fish for brain health due to its high content of omega-3 fatty acids, specifically EPA and DHA. These fatty acids are essential for the proper functioning of the brain, as they help reduce inflammation, promote cell growth, and improve communication between brain cells. Regular consumption of salmon has been associated with a reduced risk of cognitive decline and improved memory and learning abilities.
- 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, skin-on
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- 1 small garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- Olive oil for drizzling
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
- Pat the salmon fillets dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper on both sides.
- Place the fillets skin-side down on the prepared baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
- Bake the salmon for 12-15 minutes, or until cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
- While the salmon is baking, prepare the lemon-dill sauce by combining Greek yogurt or mayonnaise, lemon juice, chopped dill, minced garlic, and lemon zest in a small bowl. Mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve the baked salmon with a generous dollop of lemon-dill sauce on top.