In an effort to eat healthier this year, one thing I like to have on rotation weekly is seafood of some sort, such as salmon. I'm always looking into different ways to cook it, but when in doubt I usually go for a simple method of bake at 425, drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, and lemon. It turns out great every time!
But before this go to, my method of cooking salmon for years has been a version very similar to this one I'm sharing with you today, but uses sriracha instead of harissa.
I tried harissa for the first time a few weeks ago when we sampled Blue Apron. There was a recipe in it for harissa roasted vegetables, and now I just love it! It is a spicy chili paste native to North Africa and goes great on everything from eggs to potatoes to meats - and in this case, salmon.
I found some at Trader Joe's, but I'm sure most big grocery stores would have it!
A big reason I have been trying to eat healthier too is because we are leaving for Venice, Italy this Friday!! We will be there for 5 days to celebrate our five year wedding anniversary, and of course you guys know I'm going to be eating allll the carbs. : )
If you have any recommendations on things to do there or where to eat, please send them to me on instagram direct message, or even comment below!
Baked Salmon with Harissa, Cilantro and Lime
- 1 1/2 - 2 tsp harissa paste (depending on preferred spice level)
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- Coarse salt
- 1 lb. salmon
- Fresh cilantro, chopped
Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking dish with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, mix together the harissa, lime juice, maple syrup, and salt to taste.
Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel and pour the harissa mixture on top. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until cooked through.
Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with your favorite vegetables, grains and/or a salad!