Delicious Salmon and Herb Recipe—Stay Healthy AND Beautiful!

Wild Alaskan Salmon is one of the best ways to get good doses of Omega 3 Essential Fats into your diet. These powerful fats help to control inflammation in the body, thereby reducing your risk of developing inflammatory diseases such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis and even Alzheimer’s. Omega 3’s are also a great way to boost serotonin production thereby helping to improve mood.

But that’s not all! Wild Alaskan salmon also contains a powerful antioxidant known as Astaxanthin that is wonderful for your skin, helping to nourish and protect it and helping it look great throughout your life.

In today’s video, I am going to show you an easy and delicious salmon recipe that will take minutes to make and will go a long way towards improving your health. With summer in full swing and herbs bursting from the farm stands, this is a timely summer recipe! Enjoy!!


  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 pound Salmon Fillet, 1″ thick, salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Herbs (Parsley, Basil, Dill, Tarragon, Thyme or any combo)
  • 2 Tbsp minced Shallots


Mix oil, herbs and shallots together. Coat salmon with mixture and bake at 450’F 10 minutes, basting with pan juices every 2 to 3 minutes. Cook until done.

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10 comments on “Delicious Salmon and Herb Recipe—Stay Healthy AND Beautiful!

  1. AvatarIrene

    Why wouldn’t the salmon that has more fat be better if the fats are what have the healthy properties? I find the less fatty salmon usually dry and not as tasty.

    1. AvatarBarbara

      Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Irene! While it is true that the fats are where the Omega 3’s are found, if the fish is not wild Alaskan, then the fat is also the place where all the toxins, such as hormones, antibiotics are stored. Usually wild Alaskan salmon, because it is wild, has less marbleized fat because they get more movement. The farm raised is usually raised in tight bins where there is limited movement and hence, more fat is created (it’s like the salmon version of a couch potato…less movement means more stored fat). Fats do enhance flavor, but if the fats contain toxins, then the flavor may not be worth the consequences….
      I hope this clarifies… thanks again~ B

  2. AvatarJon Sheppard

    Thanks Barbara for the great tips. I eat a fair amount of salmon and don’t mind paying a little extra for the WILD type! Keep the great videos coming. It feel like each one provides a little tidbit of great advice to adjust to a more natural lifestyle!


  3. AvatarJanis

    This salmon recipe looks delicious –can’t wait to try it! I look forward t0 your health promoting videos every week.


  4. AvatarJorge and Iraida Mendez

    Love salmon, but the problem is that the wild variety is at least twice as expensive as the farm raised which makes it very difficult for people living on a budget.
    If, lets say, you can only afford the farm raised salmon, would the benefits of its consumption out number the harmful effects of the antibiotics and hormones that they were fed?
    How often should you eat salmon? Give us and idea for the farm raised as well as for the wild variety.
    As al;ways your video is very good. We enjoy them every week.

    The Units

    1. AvatarBarbara

      My answer to this is….. are you worth the extra $10 to get the additional health benefits of wild Alaskan? Think about the last time you spent $10….what was it on? Was it anything more important than your health? Just curious…AND as your child, my personal take is this… PLEASE spend the extra $10 so you can stick around a little longer and enjoy life with me as long as possible…. 🙂

      BUT to answer your question, which was quite good actually, you are better off buying Omega 3 fish oils (from a reputable vitamin distributor such as Nordic Naturals) and taking those for the health benefits than you are eating toxic salmon. The hormones in farm raised salmon will in turn affect your hormonal balance and can influence the progression of hormone related cancers. The antibiotics in them can alter your immune system and how well you respond to antibiotics when you really need them, for, lets say, an infection. So there it is…. get the wild…. you are worth the expense. And if you can’t, then get the pills from a good manufacturer… Love you!

      1. AvatarMary Anderson

        At my grocery store they have farm raised Canadian salmon that says no antibiotics, no hormones. Is that o.k.?

  5. AvatarBonnie

    Hi, Barbara,
    A question: my gynecologist said that only canned pink salmon with bones is high in calcium. Is this true?


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