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Bacon-Wrapped Salmon

By Jason Fung, MD

Bacon-Wrapped Salmon

Can’t decide whether you want salmon or bacon for dinner? Try both! Yes, it’s pretty rich, but plenty of fresh tarragon and lemon zest keep the recipe from getting greasy or overwhelming, and the final flavor combination is delicious. Recipe from Paleo Leap
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinners + Mains
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 540 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 salmon fillets (about 5 oz each, 2 lb total)
  • tarragon 2 sprigs, cut in half
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey (optional)
  • cooking fat
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375 F.
  • Season the salmon to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Top each fillet with a sprig of tarragon and some lemon zest.
  • Wrap each fillet with 2 slices of bacon.
  • Heat some cooking fat in a large ovenproof skillet over a medium-high heat.
  • Fry the salmon on each side until golden brown (about 2 minutes per side).
  • Brush each fillet with the maple syrup or honey, if using, and transfer to the oven.
  • Place the salmon in the oven until cooked through (about 8 to 10 minutes).

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Bacon-Wrapped Salmon
Amount per Serving
Calories
540
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
32
g
49
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Cholesterol
 
154
mg
51
%
Sodium
 
393
mg
17
%
Potassium
 
1258
mg
36
%
Carbohydrates
 
10
g
3
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
7
g
8
%
Protein
 
51
g
102
%
Vitamin A
 
107
IU
2
%
Vitamin C
 
14
mg
17
%
Calcium
 
45
mg
5
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Dinners + Mains
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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