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Spicy Garlic Salmon and Tomatoes

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Spicy Garlic Salmon with Olive Oil, burst roasted grape tomatoes is ready to cook in five minutes with a delicious spicy olive oil and garlic topping. Only 2 Weight Watchers smart points per serving.

We love salmon in our house, especially now with the freestyle Weight Watchers update to seafood. With 0 points we’ve been able to enjoy salmon and add in ingredients we’ve never had room for before with our daily allotment.

Spicy Garlic Salmon and burst tomatoes Spicy Garlic Salmon

Last week’s Honey Soy Salmon was the first of MANY salmon recipes we love and eat frequently in our house. We’ve been huge fans of seafood for a long time and with the points update we are making the best of the 200 Zero Point Weight Watchers Freestyle Foods and making foods we never could’ve had on the old smart points program.

Spicy Garlic Salmon is a dish we’ve actually started making pretty frequently and using in place of grilled chicken. We cook the salmon then flake it apart and use it a bunch of different ways:

  • Use it as a topping for salads.
  • Crumble it into salmon cakes and make it into burgers.
  • Enjoy over zucchini noodles (or sometimes we do half zucchini, half pasta)
  • Enjoy with a Mediterranean appetizer plate of fresh hummus and roasted bell peppers.
  • Serve it with a Greek Salad.

How to make Spicy Garlic Salmon:

  1. Make sure the pin bones are removed from your salmon and scales are off.
  2. Mix garlic, crushed red pepper, kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, dried basil and oregano.
  3. Rub the mixture onto the salmon and drizzle over 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  4. Roast at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

How to Roast Salmon:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Add enough fat to protect the skin of the salmon and roast for 10-12 minutes, skin side down.
  3. If you want to remove the skin before roasting use parchment greased with olive oil.

Quick word of advice, unless you hate tomatoes, do NOT skip the tomatoes. They are amazing, when they roast and burst open the flavors get so concentrated we actually fight over them.

I’ve actually also roasted off a pan of them in the past to avoid the fight over the tomatoes.

Raw spicy garlic salmon

Spicy Garlic Salmon

Spicy Garlic Salmon with burst roasted grape tomatoes is ready to cook in five minutes with a delicious spicy olive oil and garlic topping. Only 2 Weight Watchers smart points per serving.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pound salmon filet, skin on
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes

Directions:

  1. Make sure the pin bones are removed from your salmon and scales are off.
  2. Mix garlic, crushed red pepper, kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, dried basil and oregano.
  3. Rub the mixture onto the salmon and drizzle over 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
  4. Stir the tomatoes around in the oil that came off the salmon.
  5. Roast at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 5 ounces

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 152 Calories
  • Total Fat: 9.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 39mg
  • Sodium: 228mg
  • Carbohydrates: 2.4g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Sugar: 1.6g
  • Protein: 9.6g
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