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The Best Salmon Recipe

By March 27, 2019May 7th, 2023Dairy Free, Fish and Seafood

The Best Salmon Recipe

I grew up in Medford Wisconsin and if you have ever been to Wisconsin in the spring you know that Friday nights mean fish fry.

Friday night fish fry are at just about every restaurant in Wisconsin; including bars and church basements. People gather to socialize and eat copious amounts of fried fish in lieu of lent. Every Friday at about 5:30pm, my parents would travel with my little brother and I to High View which was a lovely quaint restaurant on a small lake.

My brother and I would run out of the station wagon with our fishing pole in hand while my parents entered the restaurant to visit with friends. My brother and I were more interested in catching fish rather than eating it; I never liked fish growing up; unless it came out of a box and stated “Fish Sticks” on it (remember… I was the pickiest eater!). We would fish until my dad came to tell us that the food was ready and it was time to eat. We ran in quickly to eat so we could get back to our fishing. I eventually became a hostess and a waitress at High View when I turned 16.

I have many special memories of High View. I remember when I first started dating Craig, he would leave love notes on my car for me to find after work. I also ran my first race there! High View held a Bluegill Dash and my mom signed me up as a surprise. It was my 21st birthday and my whole family came to watch. I got first place! Afterwards we had a great dinner there!

Anyway, I love to make fish at home for my boys and they LOVE salmon! However, it is hard to find quality sourced fish and I’m not a fan of driving to the store and shopping.

This is why I get Butcherbox mailed to me! It is a kind small business that I love supporting! You can customize your box of seafood and order your favorites!

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This is a super easy dinner for one. And if you have dinner guests, it’s easy to make more!

The Best Salmon Recipe

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dairy Free, Egg Free, Fish and Seafood, Main Course, Nut Free
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 308


  • 1 4-ounce Butcherbox salmon fillet
  • ½ teaspoon Redmond Real Salt
  • 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil MCT oil, or avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon peeled and grated fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme plus more for garnish
  • 3 lime slices


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lay a 12-inch square piece of parchment paper on top of a 12-inch square piece of aluminum foil. Place the salmon in the center of the parchment. Season well on all sides with the salt. Drizzle with the oil, then sprinkle with the ginger and garlic. Place the sprig of thyme and lime slices on top of the fish. To form a packet, wrap the ends of the parchment and foil tightly around the fish and fold over twice to secure. Twist the ends and fold them under the fish. Place the packet on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the salmon is flaky and no longer translucent in the center (the exact timing will depend on the thickness of the fillet). Open and eat right out of the parchment paper for a super simple dinner. (Be careful when opening the packet, as very hot steam will escape.)
  • Store in an airtight container, without the parchment paper, for up to 3 days. To reheat, place the fish in a baking dish in a preheated °F oven for 5 minutes or until warmed through.


Calories: 308 | Fat: 13g | Protein: 44g | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fiber: 0.5g | P:E Ratio: 2.8



“I wanted to share my story, and how Maria and Craig have changed my life.

After 4 years of having no answers and suffering daily with pain and neurological issues, I was diagnosed with Chronic Late State Lyme disease in 2009. I was so sick at that point, I could not even walk and was in a wheelchair. I was prescribed high doses of antibiotics as well as anti-inflammatory medications, nerve pain medication, inhalers, and the list goes on. I was taking to many medications that I actually had to create a spreadsheet to keep everything straight. I was becoming a shell of the person I used to be. After years of dealing with the side effects of all the medications, the weight gain, and just feeling miserable every day, I decided to start looking into what I could do more naturally to help my body. I did try a no sugar and no white flour eating plan that was recommended by one of my doctors; which provided minimal relief. Things came to a head March 14, 2017, when I experienced a mild stroke.

I was very fortunate that I obtained medical treatment quickly which led to a full recovery. However, while I was in the hospital for my stroke, my neurologist said he wanted me to change my eating to eliminate not only sugar and white flour, but wheat – actually, all grains. At first I was resistant as I had never seen any impressive results by eliminating the sugar and white flour; so now I would just be hungry and miserable right? I started off without much assistance the first 2 weeks, except that I was to eat “Wheat Belly” according to the doctor. So I did research and tried my best. After a couple months of trying to figure this all out on my own I came across a post a friend shared on Facebook, and it was a link to a recipe on the Keto-adapted site. This moment was life changing!

I tried the recipe and it was delicious!

Transitioning to Maria’s keto lifestyle impacted me and my family and ways I could never imagine. I had been very outgoing and active with my family prior to me getting ill; but that all had changed and I was run down and sick and tired all the time. Now, using the keto recipes, I was not only losing weight and feeling better, I had so much more energy! I have 5 grown daughters and 8 grandchildren (I am 52) and it was like I was brought back to life for them again.

This works! My pain level is zero most days (which is awesome), I have minimal neurological issues that keep getting better, I have no digestive issues, and I am off ALL meds!!

Yes, off ALL Lyme meds! I cannot thank Maria enough for giving me my life back. I never thought I would ever be able to wake up and say I feel good. I never thought I would be bike riding and doing Zumba and going so many places with my family again. I still have a lot to learn, and my goal is to take some of the keto courses. I actually have three family members who also now are transitioning to a keto lifestyle. I am so grateful for what Maria and Craig do for others! . PS…I am not cured of Lyme, but managing it at a level I never thought possible!! I look forward to meeting Maria in December in Ann Arbor so I can thank her in person.

Photo: Me at 80’s prom before Keto and 1 year later.” – Lisa

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Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


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