Has the pandemic forced you to start cooking more at home? Are you looking for healthy meal alternatives to boost you and your family’s immune system? What about something tasty that’s also effortless to prepare?
If you’re in search of improving your overall health and nutrition while also potentially fighting off viruses, it’s time to get in the kitchen to cook foods that are known to decrease inflammation in the body. Don’t know where to start? Fatty fish like salmon is among the most notable immune-boosting foods to consume.
Salmon is easy to cook, packed with omega-3 fatty acids and anti-inflammatory benefits, and tasty — especially if you’re following one of our recipes.
If you’re wanting to make some nutritious choices this year and beyond while simultaneously improving your immune system against viruses like COVID-19, try out this flavorful recipe for Baked Masala Spicy Salmon.
Calling for less than half a dozen ingredients — many of which you likely already have at home — who knew staying healthy would be this delicious?
In a small bowl, whisk the maple syrup, mustard, and masala blend together.
Make sure to rinse each fillet of salmon. Pat, it dry so it’s ready to be cooked.
Use either a sheet pan with aluminum foil or a baking pan for the oven to bake the salmon. First, place the salmon fillets down on the pan. (Pro tip: Make sure you place them with the skin-side down.)
Once you’ve placed the fillets on the pan or baking sheet, go ahead and generously coat the salmon with the blend you prepared earlier. Save a portion of the remaining marinade for later.
Let the salmon sit in the marinade for at least 20 minutes, during which you can pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees.
On medium-high heat, pour the remainder of the marinade and reduce it until it has thickened to a syrup-like consistency. Once you’ve reduced the marinade, set it aside.
Bake your salmon until it is pink on the center but opaque on the edges. Reheat the marinade quickly, pour over your cooked salmon, and serve!