A Baked Salmon Recipe and Its Beauty Benefit

Healthy skin, healthy hair, happy life.

Forget about the gross-me-out fish oil pills, I am all about natural and organic beauty care when it comes to youthful and radiant looking skin as well as gorgeous hair.

Often, we waste time and money on skin and hair care products that just collect dust and take up precious space. An efficient and inexpensive way is through food intake, to nurture the internal body to obtain glowing looking skin and lustrous hair from inside out.

Salmon has a reknowned reputation as a healthy food based on its high content of omega-3 fatty acid. It locks moisture into skin cells, encouraging the production of strong collagen and elastin fibers, which contribute to more youthful looking skin. Omega-3s have also been known to alleviate skin blemishes. As for hair, it helps maintain a good luster, provides nourishment to hair follicles, helping hair grow healthy and preventing hair loss.

This recipe not only has omega-3, but is loaded with Vitamin C, D and E.

Eating and beautifying at the same time is a win-win wowzer.

Baked Salmon with Citrus Dressing
Baked Salmon with Citrus Dressing
Baked Salmon with Citrus Dressing
Baked Salmon with Citrus Dressing
Baked Salmon with Citrus Dressing

Baked Salmon with Citrus Sauce

Preparing Time: 5 minutes + 30 minutes marinating
Baking Time: 15 – 20 minutes
Serving: 2

Ingredients:
2 tsp black or white toasted sesame seeds
1 lb salmon
1-inch fresh ginger, thinly sliced
2 spring onion or leeks, thinly sliced lengthwise
2 shitake mushroom, stalks removed and thinly sliced
2 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp mirin
1/2 tsp dashi
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp orange zest

Preparation:
Wash the salmon and pat dry with paper towel. Cut a baking paper large enough to enclose the salmon on all sides. Place salmon in the center of baking paper. Arrange a bundle of spring onion, mushroom and ginger on salmon.

Combine well together the soy sauce, mirin, dashi lemon juice, and orange zest in a ramekin. Drizzle over salmon. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and carefully wrap the salmon, folding the sides to seal in all the juices. Place in fridge to marinade for at least 30 minutes.

When ready to eat, preheat the oven to 425F. Remove from fridge and arrange the salmon parcel on a baking tray and bake for  15 – 20 minutes, or until tender. The paper will puff up when the fish is cooked. Beware not to overcook or the salmon will dry out. Serve immediately with rice.

Will you be adding salmon to your meal intake? Let me know in the comment section.

Have a beautiful day!

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24 Responses to A Baked Salmon Recipe and Its Beauty Benefit

  1. Luksana says:

    Irene, This spring you can come and catch varieties of salmon here in Prince Rupert. Pretty fish :)

    • Irene says:

      Ooooo…that sounds very fun. Even better if there’s a bunch of salmon in the lake that I could just pick and choose which one to fish. ;)

      By the way, where’s Prince Rupert?

      • Luksana says:

        :) Prince Rupert is the rain forest city under Alaska… cold all year round. When spring start here people will start to go fishing and there are up to 5 types of salmon also Halibut.
        Salmon here is not a farm. If fishing in the Lake you will get trout. yes, you can also google. I am not sure that you live in US. Wow that’s far.

  2. petit4chocolatier says:

    Irene, the salmon looks very delicious! I love the recipe. I haven’t prepare salmon in a long time. You have inspired me!!

    • Irene says:

      Salmon is probably the easiest to prepare. I like to bake them because it does not take a lot of prep time and while baking, you can go off to do other things :)

  3. gotasté says:

    I eat salmon pretty often. Didn’t know I am getting so much benefits from it :-) I love your recipe. It looks very delicious. I want to try. Thank you for sharing.

    • Irene says:

      Hi Danny! Your skin must be radiant then. I do hope to eat more of it. This is a very simple recipe and doesn’t take a lot of time to prepare. You can marinate it in the morning and pop it in the oven after you get home from work. Dinner will be ready in less than 30 minutes :)

  4. koicuisine says:

    Looks great! I love your pictures, they’re all very professional looking!

  5. AmyS says:

    Love to promote “real” foods for health though I can’t stand salmon (I know!) so I do take my fish oil tablets daily.

  6. rbjello says:

    Found your blog on HelloCotton! Love the recipe and the pictures. I’m going to have to try this recipe really soon.

  7. You take the best pictures of food! Everything just looks incredible. You always add nice little details along side the food – an intersesting spoon, a colourful table cloth, some sesame seeds, pomegranate seeds, a colourful napkin etc. Amazing! I hope you’re a professional photographer.

  8. I just bought salmon, I’ll have to try out this recipe! Thanks Irene!

  9. Georgina says:

    I also eat salmon regularly – and am having it this evening, also with a citrus based sauce! This looks lovely though, and I’ll certainly try it in the future.

  10. laurasmess says:

    Aw yum! What a beautiful, educational post Irene. Looks like a relatively easy and delicious way to get a bucketload of nutrients (added bonus: my husband loves salmon)! Thanks x

    • Irene says:

      My husband never orders salmon at restaurants so I try to cook more of it at home to get more omega-3. It’s so good to skin and that’s one perfect reason to keep the ingredient on the repertoire. Hope you will enjoy the recipe.

  11. Wow, baked salmon with toasted sesame seeds… yummy..

  12. restlessjo says:

    Sounds delicious! I love salmon, Irene.

    • Irene says:

      Hi Jo! My husband is not a big fan of salmon but he loves this recipe. And I am trying to find more ways to jazz up the salmon so we would eat more of it :)

  13. This looks amazing. We love seafood, especially salmon. Even my 5 year old gobbles it up! I haven’t tried to make baked salmon before, though.

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