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  • Quick and Easy Baked Salmon Filets in a Spicy-Lemon-Dill Marinade

    Posted on | December 17, 2008 | 23 Comments |

    I don’t even have an excuse for my tardiness this time! Can I use the acquisition of two new gadgets as the defense? Wii has been taking up a lot of my time and energy lately, it is totally cool and super-addictive. Also, I finally bought the iPhone and I am hooked!! For all the fellow iPhone owners out there, I have updated this site to be iPhone-friendly, so if you are stuck at an airport or something, feel free to browse around. Check the bottom of this post for some screen shots.

    On the kitchen front, I’ve been cooking a lot of simple quick fix healthy meals lately, as part of my pre-new-year resolution to get back in shape. I haven’t been taking too many pictures though, but here is one real easy one with big flavors and very little effort!



    • 1 salmon filet cut into two (~ 12 – 16 oz)
    • 1 tsp red chili powder or cayenne pepper
    • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    • 2 tbsp non-fat yogurt
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
    • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
    • salt to taste
    • olive oil to grease the pan


    Pre-heat the oven to 375F.

    Combine the chili, turmeric, yogurt, lemon juice, dill and salt in a cup and mix well to make the marinade. Brush the marinade liberally on both sides of the salmon filets.

    Lightly grease a baking sheet or a non-stick oven-proof pan with some olive oil.

    Place the salmon filets flat in the pan, and bake uncovered for 15 minutes on one side. Turn and bake for another 10-15 minutes till the salmon filets are flaky.

    You can finish up on the stove top to crisp the outside if needed, if not serve as is with the juices and marinade from the pan spooned over.

    I served this with some green beans sautéed with garlic and chili flakes. A great low carb meal, and it is ready in a jiffy!

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    Category: Mains, Quick-fix healthy meals, Seafood

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    23 Responses to “Quick and Easy Baked Salmon Filets in a Spicy-Lemon-Dill Marinade”

    1. manasi
      December 17th, 2008 @ 8:09 pm

      You have a pre new year resolution? Then what are you going to do when you are hungover after New Years?
      Anywhoo, salmon falls into the sparse category of food that is actually good for you and not completely awful so a new way to fix it is always welcome.

    2. sra
      December 17th, 2008 @ 9:21 pm

      So there are pre-New Year resolutions as well? Oh my! :roll:
      Love that graceful pile of green beans!

    3. nags
      December 17th, 2008 @ 11:07 pm

      Lovely! and you got an iphone! i am so J :D Planning on one for myself but will have to wait a bit more i am afraid..

    4. Nirmala
      December 17th, 2008 @ 11:54 pm

      Pre-New yeah resolutions ? Great to see healthy posts and looking forward to see slim-sig in the new year!

    5. varsha
      December 18th, 2008 @ 12:45 am

      I was thinking where ARE you,lately..nice meal here..Al d best for the slim vouch.. :grin:

    6. Happy Cook
      December 18th, 2008 @ 1:55 am

      I love fish done like this. It looks so yumm.
      Enjoy the wii

    7. Ashamary Shibu
      December 18th, 2008 @ 3:49 am

      Hi Sig,

      Fish … yum yum … though I personally prefer to splurge on packed seafood (I cannot, absolutely cannot, stand the smell of fish, which of course eliminates any sort of raw-fish-handling), I’ve realised that the stuff they put in the giant freezers here has been dead for over 2 weeks, though well within expiry dates.

      Have to still rely on that ‘ole fallback … AMMA. LOLOL

      Pic is great and I bet the fresh fillet tastes even greater…thanx for a new quick fix dinner! (Although I know the beans will be sadly sidelined… ah, well.)


    8. Laavanya
      December 18th, 2008 @ 4:10 am

      My husband would love to have both… the wii and the iphone and has been pondering over buying them for a while now.
      That does sound like a very healthy meal…

      Happy Holidays Sig.

    9. indosungod
      December 18th, 2008 @ 5:01 am

      Tell me about it. I know how addictive the Wii can be, I see DD!!
      The salmon bake looks great and the green beans look very attractive but I am not a big fan unless they are cooked beyond recongnition.

    10. shilpa
      December 18th, 2008 @ 11:07 am

      I have to try this recipe now.
      Welcome to iPhone club :)

    11. sanghi
      December 18th, 2008 @ 6:28 pm

      great pic and blog… do visit my blog… :razz:

    12. archana, mama of twins
      December 19th, 2008 @ 9:03 am

      siggy this is a perfect recipe for my weight watchers diet. I have wowed to lose 20 pounds by march… and i am on a strict calorie/fat intake with all the points i am calculating i could become a math wizard.

      Thanks for sharing!

    13. archana, mama of twins
      December 19th, 2008 @ 9:04 am

      wowed = vowed.

    14. rina
      December 19th, 2008 @ 9:25 am

      Cool Sig…this is one healthy and tasty meal…

    15. Joy the Baker
      December 19th, 2008 @ 10:55 am

      iphone! iphone! iphone! how do i not have one of those yet!? so cool that you made your site iphone friendly.

    16. sunita
      December 19th, 2008 @ 1:37 pm

      Now, that’s the kind of recipe i absolutely adore :-)

    17. Geri
      December 19th, 2008 @ 11:00 pm

      I love salmon. I’m definitely going to try this. It’s nice to have some variations on cooking salmon.

    18. Cynthia
      December 21st, 2008 @ 9:31 pm

      Happy Holidays!

    19. Ashima Taneja
      December 22nd, 2008 @ 6:00 pm

      wwo Sig ….. I really need to learn from you to take beatiful pics …….. will definitely try this because it is low-carb and gets prepared easily …. no hard work required :)

    20. sharmi
      December 24th, 2008 @ 11:24 am

      congrats on your new iphone!! nice shots!! pre-new year resolution huh??