This sheet pan salmon and broccoli is a healthy and easy to make Asian style salmon dinner. Broccoli and salmon on a sheet pan is all you need to make this awesome meal.
Salmon and Broccoli Sheet Pan Dinner
Salmon’s soft, buttery, flaky flesh and its mild flavor are great for using with a nice sauce and some verdant, crisp greens. In this recipe, we’re taking inspiration from Asian fish recipes to really bring our salmon fillets to life. Of course, because this is a nice, healthy dinner, we’ve included some awesome veggie: broccoli! The broccoli is a great addition here because the florets get so beautifully crispy in the oven. Roast broccoli is probably our favorite way to eat broccoli, as the high heat and salty sweetness naturally cancels out any of the bitter overtones of the broccoli itself.
Salmon goes really well with vegetables, too. Its soft, flaky texture contrasts beautifully with any crunchy green veggies. Although today’s recipe includes broccoli florets you could try using green beans! Green beans, whether pan fried with some olive oil and garlic or roasted alongside the fish, are a wonderful side. Maybe you could even try asparagus!
Another Healthy Sheet Pan Dinner
Sheet pan dinners are great. No wonder they’re so popular. They’re easy to make, produce tasty results, and they’re usually pretty healthy - if you know what you’re doing - and then there’s minimal cleanup. You’ve probably made a few sheet pan chicken dinners, so why not try making one with salmon?
The glorious simplicity of roasting your protein and veggies together on a single pan really is a stroke of genius. This super quick Asian inspired sauce will beautifully coat your salmon and broccoli, endowing these basic ingredients with serious flavor. Your dinner should be ready in about twenty minutes, and you can serve on a bed of steamed rice. You could also, if you’re cutting carbs, serve as a simple protein and vegetable dinner. The choice is yours!
What You Need To Make Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner
Most of the ingredients we’re using today will be for the sauce. It takes this salmon recipe from good to great.
How To Make Healthy Sheet Pan Salmon and Broccoli
- Preheat your oven to 400°F |200°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut broccoli into small florets. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet and toss with olive oil. Bake for 5 minutes in the preheated oven.
- In the meanwhile combine sesame oil, soy sauce( or tamari), garlic, ginger and sesame seeds in a small bowl.
- Remove the broccoli from the oven, arrange the salmon fillets and drizzle the sauce over the entire sheet pan.
- Roast your pan until your salmon is cooked through. Raw salmon has a translucent dark pink color, while cooked salmon is opaque and pale. It won’t take long to cook, so keep an eye on the color of your salmon as it changes. Check your salmon for doneness either with the “fork method” (gently flaking the salmon with a fork - if it’s easy, you’re ready to eat) or using an instant read meat thermometer. If using a meat thermometer, place it into the thickest part of the fillet. An internal temperature of 145 F means your salmon is ready.
Is Salmon Good For You?
It sure is! Salmon is a pretty healthy choice depending on your health goals. Salmon is packed with protein and healthy fats as well as omega-3 oils. From a nutritional perspective, salmon is great.
As a general rule, most nutrition guidelines suggest eating fish about twice a week. Oily, fatty fish like salmon should have a leading role in one, if not both, of those meals. Salmon, with its high protein levels, is also very high in EHA and DHA , which are both omega-3 fatty acids. These are great for your brain and your heart. In fact, regular consumption of fish like salmon is linked to longer life, and better quality of life as you age.
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