Need a healthy dinner that's ready in under 30 minutes? This easy low FODMAP salmon with roasted lemons will be a weeknight favourite in no time!
Now that I'm warming up to fishies, all of my husband's foodie friends are teaching me the “good stuff.” While I'm not sure how my husband managed to surround himself with so many chef-worthy people, I'm more than happy to learn their secrets (and share them with you, obvi!).
One of my husband's friends invited us over a few weeks ago. Dinner was a bit of a mystery, which always freaks me out, even though I can eat lots of foods now that I'm on my personalized diet.
Anywho, he surprised us with a fresh fillet of arctic char and whipped up this epic recipe. While the recipe looks simple, trust me, it will blow your mind!
The secret ingredient (if you haven't guessed by the title of this post) is roasted lemon! Now, a few lemony things are going on here. First, we're going to slice up half of your lemon really thinly and cover as much as the fish as possible. Then we'll dump an entire bushel of fresh dill on them. Yes, the whole thing. Really, yes, the whole thing.
The lemon slices help keep the moisture in while the fish is cooking, and will infuse the fillet with a tasty hint of lemon juice. The dill is essentially going to wither and die in the lemon juice. That will get infused as well (and you will not be sorry!).
We'll be roasting the other half of the lemon along with the fish. Now, here's where the magic happens! Once your fish is ready, first pull off all the dill. Then take the roasted lemon and use your tongs to squeeze the lemon guts onto your fish (Juice is ok, too. But the magic is in the guts). This will make a sweet, tangy jam is so good your taste buds will explode and go to little taste bud heaven.
So if you're looking for an epic dinner idea you can make on the fly, you might want to print this one!
Side note: Arctic char isn't available everywhere (and hi, it's really expensive), so I used Atlantic salmon instead. This recipe would also taste great with trout if that's what you have handy.
Keep it FODMAP friendly
Unleash your inner foodie with this simple low FODMAP salmon with roasted lemon! Check out the notes below for tips on keeping this recipe FODMAP friendly.
First up, salmon. Since salmon is a protein, it doesn't have any FODMAPs (unless you add them). So this won't add anything to your FODMAP load.
We'll also be using fresh dill. According to the Monash University app, dill doesn't have enough FODMAPs per serving to add anything to your FODMAP load.
Plus, we'll be removing the dill before we serve the fish. So even though the recipe calls for an entire bunch, you'll only eat a teeny tiny serving.
Last but not least, fresh lemon. According to Monash, lemons juice is low FODMAP in servings of 1/2 a cup (125 g) per sitting. Servings of 3/4 cups (187 g) or more are high in the FODMAP fructan.
We'll be using one lemon for this recipe, which works out to 31 g per serving. This is well within Monash's recommended range.
Pick your sidekick
Looking for something a little greener? This recipe would also be fantastic with these low FODMAP roasted vegetables, these low FODMAP seasoned carrots, or as the crowning jewel of this low FODMAP kale and strawberry salad!
Wondering how this salmon with roasted lemon stacks up? Check out the notes below to see how many servings of each FODMAP group are in one 4 oz fillet.
Fructose = 0
Lactose = 0
Fructan = 0.3
GOS = 0
Polyol = 0
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Looking for a healthy dinner that's packed with flavour, but light on FODMAPs? This low FODMAP salmon with roasted lemon will be a family favourite in no time!
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 salmon fillets (about 1 lb), deboned
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 lemon, washed and dried
- 1 bunch fresh dill
- Preheat your BBQ to 400 degrees. Place two pieces of foil on your counter and drizzle a small portion of oil where you think each fish will be.
- Place the fillets on the tinfoil and sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper.
- Slice your lemon in half. Set one half to the side and cut the remaining half into very thin rounds. Cover each fish with lemon rounds (cover as much of the surface area as possible). Then divide the entire bunch of dill between each fish (you don't have to stem them since we'll be removing the dill before serving).
- Take out two more pieces of foil and lay them on top of each fish. Gently fold the edges of the foil over on themselves to make an airtight packet. Place the packet and the other half of your lemon on your pre-heated grill and cook for 15-20 minutes (the lemon may be ready a little sooner). The fillet is cooked when it's a consistent colour throughout and it flakes when you poke it. The lemon is done when the edges have browned.
- Remove the dill from the fillets and squeeze the roasted lemon over each fillet using your BBQ tongs. Cut the fish into 4 pieces and serve immediately.
Recommended low FODMAP serving size – 4 oz fillet
This recipe can also be made in the oven! Just pop your fish packet and your lemon on a baking sheet and you're good to go!
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 15
- Category: lunch, dinner
- Method: BBQ
- Cuisine: american
- Serving Size: 4 oz salmon fillet
- Calories: 264
- Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 63 mg
- Fat: 16 g
- Saturated Fat: 1 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 6 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 0 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 29 g
- Cholesterol: 65 mg
Keywords: lemon, salmon, trout, fish
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