Not only was this One Pan Lemon Thyme Salmon with French Green Beans and Almonds beyond easy, it was divine! It tasted even better than I expected; bursting with flavor; and with minimal clean-up.
Not to mention how incredibly healthy salmon is for you, it’s a nutritional powerhouse! Packed with healthy omega-3 fats, protein, vitamin D, B-vitamins, and antioxidants. Besides it just makes you feel good, even the next day after eating salmon I feel like I have more energy for some reason.
I would eat it more often if I could afford to, unfortunately the good salmon is expensive. So when you do decide to splurge on it, you don’t want to overcook it or have it turn out dry and tasteless. I’ve found this method cooks everything perfectly, of course depending on the size of your salmon, you might need to check on it. You are wanting it flaky and juicy, just cooked to perfection.
There’s little milky fat pockets that begin to rise to the top, that’s the healthy stuff, we buy in the omega-3 oil capsules, my Doctor tells me to take one a day for a healthy heart, because we don’t eat this healthy everyday. Even the green beans are healthier than I ever thought, they’re packed full of fiber and considered some of the best high-antioxidant foods.
So depending on how you like your green beans, if you like them a little on the crisp side you can toss them on the sheet pan and cook this as a one pan dinner. If you like them a little more tender, you can use my recipe for French Green Beans with Almonds here. Also known as Green Beans Almondine, or Amandine, I guess what you call them depends on where your from. I understand they were originally called Amandine and us Americans started calling them Almondine, so whatever you want to call them as long as they’re yummy!
For this Salmon we bought it fresh and brought it home and prepared it the same day. If your using frozen, I would thaw it out in the fridge You just can’t be too safe when it comes to fish. Sometimes we drive across town to get fresh fish and we’ll bring a cooler bag and put ice packs in it or buy a small bag of ice to make sure it stays at peak freshness. You don’t want your fish to begin to smell fishy, that’s not good, and is actually a sign that it has gone bad; make sure it stays nice and cold. Just like we did when we bought the salmon to use with this Salmon with Sweet Chili Glaze that we had grilled over the summer.
The seasoning used in this recipe lets the Salmon be the star, but gives you the brightness of the lemon and herbs with a touch of honey and garlic. Enjoy with a glass white wine, and we had a roasted tomato caprese salad on the side. I’ll get that posted up as soon as I can get to it and link it here. Be sure to follow along it was a wonderful side dish, and this dinner inspired lots of conversation and a fun Friday evening for us. I hope if you make this you have a night to remember. Let me know how it goes for you right in the comments section!
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