This Salmon Oreganata recipe is from The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook. It’s an excellent source of omega-3 which is important for brain development.
I received a free copy of The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook by Dr. Sonali Ruder, in exchange for this review. As always, all opinions are my own.
Pardon me while I date myself just a bit. I was pregnant a looooong time ago, back when both the internet and the book “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” was first a thing. How totally fabulous it was to a have such a great resource. I’m talking about the book, because I know for a fact we didn’t have real, non-dial-up internet until my kids were old enough to yell and scream at me about it. Sorry to digress. Back to the pregnancy topic.
Not only did I have no idea what to expect, I also had no idea what to eat. I might have mentioned in the past, that pregnancy was my first clue that my diet actually mattered. A LOT! It was also the push I needed to go back to school and change careers, but that’s for another post.
A pregnancy cookbook would have made my job as a mom-to-be so much easier. There’s so much to learn about everything else, and so little energy some days, that often mom’s diet suffers. I know mine did until I got on top of it. The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook was written by my blogging friend, and healthy recipe developer, Dr. Sonali Ruder, and it’s the kind of resource I wish I had back in the day. It’s full of helpful information about how to eat healthy during pregnancy, as well as many really delicious recipes that moms, dads, and the entire family will request over and over. Over 125 healthy recipes, to be exact!
As a physician, chef, recipe developer and mom herself, Sonali knows a thing or two about diet and pregnancy. She’s a pro at teaching readers how to make meals that are good for you, taste great, AND are really easy to prepare. I especially love how she explains why certain foods are beneficial to eat during pregnancy – or really any time.
I tried a few of the recipes in the cookbook, and honestly, I couldn’t pick a favorite. Creamy Paprika Chicken with Noodles. Yes, please. Seared Scallops with Creamy Corn. Dreamy. One of my favorites is this Salmon Oreganata. Such a simple recipe, but with really great flavor, and I’m always looking for new things to do with salmon. Love my omega-3s!
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Salmon Oreganata from The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook
- 1/2 cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 salmon filets 6 ounces each
- Lemon wedges for serving
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix the bread crumbs, garlic, parsley, oregano, lemon zest, salt and olive oil together in a bowl.
- Place the salmon fillets on a greased baking sheet or in an oven-safe skillet (cast iron works well).
- Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through.
- Squeeze a generous amount of lemon juice on top before serving
Whether pregnancy is in your future – or someone that you know, treat them to The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook. Hopefully, they’ll invite you to dinner!
Please tell me that I’m not the only one who remembers those discs that “America Online” would send out to get you hooked on the internet!