The Skinny Confidential’s Lemon Love Salmon

I LOVE THE SKINNY CONFIDENTIAL! I have a major girl crush on Lauryn Evarts – she is a blogger who really helps me live my best life. I get so much value from her content but especially love her book & recipes!

Her recipes are EASY, healthy, & no nonsense.

Her Lemon Love Salmon from The Skinny Confidential Book is no exception! This has been a favourite of Erik’s.

It’s also so easy, it’s silly. This takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. The prep is minimal, it all cooks in the oven & the flavours are perfect together. This is one of our favourite Sunday dinners but also one I have in my arsenal for when life is too busy and I don’t have time to deal.

It’s basically oven roasted salmon with a kick – don’t skip out on the cayenne – trust me! It really adds to the dimension of the dish.

I added the capers to mine, Erik forgoed so feel free to add them or not – however, you can’t miss the lemon juice at the end! It ties everything together & really balances the flavours out. As far as oil, I used olive oil vs palm oil. We didn’t have any rosemary on hand so I forgoed it this time.

This may sound crazy but I think it would be SO GOOD with grapefruit if you are looking for a lemon sub! I will DEF give that a try in the near future.

As far as wine, I personally LOVE Willamette Valley Pinots with salmon. It’s one of my favourite pairings! It’s also delicious with a sparkling rosé.

Anyways give this recipe a go and let me know what you think!! I am already SO excited to make this again on Sunday… we’ve had it every Sunday since we’ve been back from Spain!

Also, I’ll be completely honest with you – my camera DIED last night in the middle of shooting this recipe  hence the lack of photos & the iphone shot below) – talk about #bloggerprobs! 🙂

Lemon Love Salmon

Serves 2


2 Salmon Fillets
1 tsp of olive oil
Sea salt, to taste
Black Pepper, to taste
Cayenne powder, to taste
Chili Flakes {optional but reccomended!}
1 cup of cooked quinoa
1/2 head of broccoli, chopped & steamed
1 lemon
20 capers


Preheat Oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Rub the salmon filets with oil & season with salt, pepper, cayenne, and chili flakes if using. Place salmon on broiling sheet & bake for 5 minutes.

Change heat to 500 degrees Fahrenheit & turn salmon. Boil for an additional 5 minutes.
NOTE: If salmon has skin on, bake for 10 minutes without flipping. Be sure to cook it skin side down.

Make a bed of cooked quinoa on a plate. Place salmon fillet on top. Squeeze lemon juice on top & garnish with additional lemon slices if you want. Add capers & more cayenne. Top with rosemary, optional, & enjoy!!

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  1. 9.25.17
    Beatriz said:

    So yum! A recipe to try!
    xx Beatriz |

  2. 9.26.17
    Dafrastar said:

    Salmon is just such a staple. Simple to make, delicious and nutritious. I have never tried it with cayenne though, thanks for the idea!!!

    • 9.26.17

      omg cayenne on it is a match made in heaven!! You will LOVE – always fun to spice up an easy staple 🙂 x Shannon

  3. 9.26.17
    Emily Soto said:

    Yum! This looks so good! I love salmon!

  4. 9.26.17
    Jen Pilchak said:

    Seafood is still growing on me but my husband would love this dish!
    xo Jen from

    • 9.26.17

      Jen, I totally feel you – I’m very picky when it comes to seafood but my boyfriend LOVES it. This is a REALLY easy recipe to ease yourself into it! (not to mention, you can use the same flavours on chicken 😉 ) xx Shannon

  5. 9.26.17
    Catherine said:

    I still have a ton of salmon from my trip to Alaska last summer. I love ALL of these flavors, I might have to make this tonight!

    • 9.26.17

      Yes!! LMK if you give it a go or if you have any questions. I am WAY jealous of your salmon situation – dying to get to Alaska!! If you have any other recipes lmk 🙂 x Shannon

  6. 9.26.17
    Devon Butler said:

    Omg thank you for this! I’m always looking for easy weeknight dinners

    • 9.26.17

      You are so welcome, babe!! In fact, I’m thinking of making a mini series of this since the 20 min dinners are SO key! LMK if there’s any you want to see 🙂 x Shannon

  7. 9.26.17
    Rizelle McLean said:

    thank you for sharing I love Salmon I think I could live eating salmon for the rest of my life! and they are healthy too!

  8. 9.26.17

    Whoa this looks delicious! Seems so easy

  9. 9.26.17

    This is so awesome! Yummy, can you please come love and bake some salmon love for me?

  10. 9.29.17
    Jessica said:

    Salmon is one of my favorite things to eat. Looks like a great recipe!

    Jessica |