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Baked Salmon with Broccoli Recipe

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In the realm of culinary innovation, some dishes stand as timeless classics, transcending generations and palates. The humble cheeseburger, with its juicy patty, melted cheese, and array of toppings, holds a cherished spot in American cuisine. But what if we told you there’s a way to savor all that deliciousness without the carb-heavy bun? Enter the realm of bunless cheeseburgers, a brilliant adaptation that caters to low-carb and gluten-free preferences while delivering flavor in every bite. In this article, we’re about to embark on a journey through this modern twist on a beloved favorite, exploring its history and the art of pairing with the perfect beverage.

Historical Context: The origins of the cheesebur
Baked Salmon with Broccoli: A Fusion of Flavors

Introduction: In the realm of culinary delights, few dishes manage to capture the essence of health and indulgence as seamlessly as Baked Salmon with Broccoli. This harmonious fusion of tender salmon fillets and vibrant broccoli florets not only tantalizes the taste buds but also offers a nutritional symphony that has stood the test of time.

Historical Context: The roots of this culinary masterpiece can be traced back to the culinary traditions of Scandinavia, where salmon has been a staple for centuries due to its abundant presence in the region’s pristine waters. Likewise, the appreciation for broccoli, a member of the cabbage family, is deeply intertwined with European and Mediterranean cuisines. Over time, these ingredients found themselves paired together in kitchens across the world, creating a harmonious blend of taste and nutrition.


1. Preheat and Prepare:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy cleanup.

2. Season the Salmon:

  • Pat the salmon fillets dry with paper towels.
  • In a bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper.
  • Place the salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet, skin-side down.
  • Brush the prepared olive oil mixture over the salmon fillets, ensuring they are evenly coated.

3. Prepare the Broccoli:

  • In a mixing bowl, toss the broccoli florets with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper.

**4. Bake to

ger can be traced back to the early 20th century, with various claims to its creation. One popular narrative suggests that Lionel Sternberger, a young chef in Pasadena, California, accidentally added a slice of cheese to a burger sizzling on the griddle in the 1920s. The fusion of gooey cheese and savory patty gave birth to what we now


prep time
cooking time
15 minutes. 25 minutes.
4 servings.
total time
4 servings.


  • Baking sheet

  • Mixing bowl

  • Whisk

  • Tongs

  • Chef's knife

  • Cutting board

  • Aluminum foil


  • 4 salmon fillets (6 oz each), skin-on

  • 2 cups broccoli florets

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

  • Lemon wedges, for serving


Preheat oven to 400°F.
Pat dry salmon fillets.
Mix oil, garlic, zest, juice, oregano, salt, pepper.
Bake salmon and broccoli for 20-25 minutes.
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