Slow roasted salmon

This easy go-to protein dish comes together in under 30 minutes.

“Packed with omega 3s and thyme, an herb that helps fight acne-causing bacteria, this simple recipe should be in every athlete’s cookbook,” says Philadelphia-based recipe developer Robert Luessen.

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Photography by Jillian Guyette. Recipe development by Robert Luessen.


1 1.5 pound salmon filet
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup fresh dill, chopped
4 sprigs fresh thyme



Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet, rub salmon with olive oil and place skin-side down. Season generously with salt and pepper on both sides and top with dill and thyme.


Roast for 20 to 25 minutes or until a thermometer reads at least 120 degrees when inserted into the thickest portion of the fish. 


Remove from the oven and allow to cool, then store in an airtight container in the fridge.