Easy Herbed Salmon

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Salmon is not found in seas of Turkey, it comes to our country from Norway, so it is quite pricy here, about $16. I don’t know whether or not this price is expensive in other countries, but when it’s compared to other fish found in Turkey, it is absolutely high here. For example, it is possible to buy anchovies (hamsi) or mackerel even with a price of $3 or less while seabream and sea bass cost around $8. So salmon is not preferable for most people, it’s not very common and many people here don’t even know about this precious fish.

However, there has been an increase in salmon sale in Turkey for some years thanks to doctors. As salmon is a great source of omega 3, it has numerous benefits to health and doctors recommend their seriously ill patients to have salmon.

We were at the fish market waiting for our package the other day when a lady came and asked me how I would cook those salmon fillets. Sharing my recipe with her, I told how easy it is to make herbed salmon because its bones are not troublesome and it is almost like chicken. Then she told me she was buying it for her dad, who has cancer. She said that his doctor advised her dad to eat salmon. This fish helps renewing cells in our body with omega 3 it contains. I felt definitely sorry for her dad and couldn’t help thinking why it isn’t affordable enough for people to eat it as a precaution against such illnesses.

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Easy Herbed Salmon
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A flavorful way of making salmon!
Serves: 2
  • 2 salmon fillets (about 7 ounce each)
  • Marinade:
  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ lemon, squeezed
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • a few sprigs of fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Prepare marinade by mixing all ingredients in a bowl. Place salmon fillets in them coating with this marinade and wait them in this sauce for about half an hour.
  2. Then place them in a baking dish and cook them in pre-heated oven at 180 C about 30 minutes.
  3. You can serve them with chopped green onions, red bell pepper and boiled broccoli.
  4. This would be a healthy and tasty dinner with a quality white wine.



  1. Adriana says

    Sometimes the simplest foods are the best. I think that mackerel is pretty high in Omega 3s, so that is an alternative for people in Turkey looking to increase their consumption of these great fatty acids.

  2. Kankana says

    you making me craving for me …. it’s looking gorgeous !!!

  3. Kate @ Diethood.com says

    Mmmmmmm that marinade sounds wonderful! And salmon is my favorite fish – great job! It sounds amazing.

  4. says

    looks delicious! I made salmon the other night…HUGE fail! I’ll bookmark this for next time!

  5. says

    My whole family loves salmon. It is a little on the expensive side, but so worth it. I always go for the ocean caught salmon.

  6. says

    Ryan and I adore salmon. He is going to Alaska this summer to fish for salmon, and they’ve promised that he will come home with pounds and pounds of it. Thank you for sharing, sweetheart. I hope you have a wonderful Friday…and an even better weekend.

  7. says

    We love salmon. They sell it on the fish market in Fethiye and the guy told us it was from Norway. I think the prices here are very similar to those in the UK so we buy it as a treat occasionally. As Adriana said, mackerel is also really good for us, and fortunately we like that too.

    Thanks for the tips on the cheeses by the way! :)


  8. says

    Your dish is really nicely done. I have to admit that salmon I like, but don’t know how to prepare it at all :)

  9. megi says

    I used to live on the west coast, in Vancouver where you could get the most amazing fresh salmon of different kinds. It also quickly became my favorite fish, I prefer to prepare it like you, with simple ingredients to be able to taste the salmon. Looks great!

  10. says

    Fish and seafood are abandant and quite cheap here in Malaysia but salmon is a bit pricy as it’s not cultivated locally.
    your recipe looks great . thanks

  11. says

    I love salmon anyway I can get it – and this looks deadly. I have a similar recipe. Salmon is a miraculous fish! Thank you for moving the CAPTCHA!
    It has made a huge difference!

  12. says

    I love salmon and iIt seems to go so well with lots of different flavours. I could happily eat it everyday. I love this recipe.

  13. says

    The colors are beautiful. It looks so inviting, healthy and delicious. The kind of meal that satisfies you in a very nice way.

  14. says

    Salmon is plentiful in Ireland – farmed and wild, and from Ireland, Scotland, or Norway. I love the array of herbs you have used in your recipe. It is nice to see what is an everyday fish here treated with respect.

  15. says

    Your salmon looks fantastic. I’ve never seen it prepared that way, but would eat it in a heartbeat! I was sad to read the story about the woman whose father has cancer. It’s tough when our lives touch others, even if briefly, who are suffering. I hope the salmon helps him.

  16. says

    This recipe sounds so light, and refreshing! I love finding healthy, fun ways to use fresh herbs. Beautiful herb mixture for the salmon:)


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