Why I love this Dairy-Free Rosemary Salmon
This Dairy Free Rosemary Salmon has become a staple in my household because it is virtually mess free, incredibly easy and the whole family loves it!
One reason I love salmon is it is so simple, 15 minutes in the oven and it is good to go. This makes salmon a great meal for moms with a busy schedule, or if you’re wanting to enjoy a good meal after work, without needing an extra hour for prep and cooking time.
Another reason is this is an easy clean up recipe! It is cooked all on one pan, so no extra dishes, and then lined with parchment paper, once you are done just throw away the paper and rinse off the pan and you’re done for the night!
One last reason is it is so delicious, and salmon is super versatile! It does not have a super fishy taste and tastes amazing with anything you put on it! Salmon can be served with your favorite veggies or on a salad! My kids and husband love this recipe, you have GOT to try it with my Dairy Free Green Beans with Crispy Bacon.
Why this Dairy-Free Rosemary Salmon is a part of my mindful eating plan
Salmon is commonly known as a superfood. It is high in Omega-3 fatty acids (a good for you fat) that help reduce inflammation in the body.
Salmon can also reduce the risk of heart disease and help lower blood pressure. On top of that salmon has many other nutrients such as protein and B vitamins that are so good for the body!
What makes my Rosemary Salmon Dairy Free?
Instead of using butter, which is an inflammation causing food, I use Ghee. Ghee is clarified butter that has had the milk solids strained from it, making it dairy free. Ghee is also high in Omega-3s, making it great to combine with salmon for even more health benefits.
Ghee is awesome for cooking because it has a higher smoke point and an AMAZING nutty flavor that my household dies for! It can be found at most grocery stores such as Trader Joes and Whole Foods!
If you are vegan or wish to stay away from all traces of dairy, simply substitute the ghee for vegan butter. Just keep it soy-free so that you are not adding other inflammation causing foods into the recipe.
Tips for cooking Dairy-Free Rosemary Salmon
Don’t overthink it, Salmon doesn’t need a ton of seasoning or sauces to be an amazing and delicious meal! It is perfect as is with a few herbs and a lemon wedge, just like in my recipe!
Make sure your filets are room temperature before cooking, as cold filets tend to cook unevenly, and we want a flaky inside and a crispy outside. This also helps to ensure that your ghee and seasoning will stick to the salmon.
Use a paper towel or dish towel to ensure your filets are dry before cooking so that they are less likely to stick to the pan. This again will also help with making your seasoning and ghee will stick to the salmon and the salmon can soak up the delicious flavors.
The type of salmon you choose is important, I suggest using wild caught salmon such as king salmon. Different types of salmon can have varying levels of fat in them as well as different levels of color and flavor! In general, I look for a salmon whose flesh is brightly colored, shiny, and does not smell too fishy, This helps me ensure that I am getting a good quality fish to feed to my family.
Dairy-Free Rosemary Salmon
- 16 oz wild caught salmon
- 1 lemon (3/4 of lemon cut into 4-5 slices;
juice the other 1/4 of the lemon & set aside)
- 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons melted ghee (clarified butter)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Place salmon on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush with melted ghee. Rub with seasonings. Sprinkle the lemon juice from the reserve 1/4 lemon over the salmon. Sprinkle minced garlic over salmon. Place the 4-5 lemon slices across the salmon. Top with sprigs of rosemary.
- Bake on top rack for 15 minutes.
Serve with your favorite side items and enjoy! If you want to save it for later no worries, this Dairy Free Rosemary Salmon can be kept in the fridge in a sealed container for about 3 days and enjoyed again, and trust me, you will definitely want to enjoy this Dairy Free Rosemary Salmon again!