Garlic Butter Baked Salmon

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It feels so good to be back in the kitchen making healthy delicious meals for my family! We had a nasty cold sweep through our home & we have been living on take-out.
This was really good! Even my picky 3 year old gobbled it up! It was really easy to make also!

Original recipe from http://www.littlespicejar.com

Recipe makes 4 servings
1 serving = 6 weight watchers points+
= 6 weight watchers smart points

Ingredients –
1 lb fresh wild salmon (mine was 1 1/4 lbs with skin on)
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 cloves garlic minced
2 tbsp light butter cold (I used land o’ lakes)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp italian seasoning

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In a medium saucepan over medium heat stir together lemon juice & garlic. Allow the lemon juice to reduce to 1 tbsp. Add 1 tbsp butter. Remove pan from heat & swirl so the butter starts to melt. Place back on the heat for a few seconds, remove & continue to swirl until butter completely melts. Repeat process with the second tbsp of butter. Once butter is fully melted set sauce aside.

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Place salmon fillet skin side down on a large piece of foil.

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Spoon garlic butter over salmon.

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Sprinkle salt, pepper, pepper flakes, & italian seasoning over top.

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Fold foil up & seal so no juices can escape. I placed mine on a baking sheet in case any did leak out.

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Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 12-15 minutes. Open foil packet up & let salmon cook on broil for about 3 minutes making sure the salmon doesn’t burn.

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Enjoy!
I served mine with brown rice & roasted asparagus.

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