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Roast Salmon with Tarragon

Roast Salmon with Tarragon

On our meal plan, Wednesday is our FMB night. This stands for fish, meatless, or breakfast. It is the day that has the most versatility. We love it, because it almost feels like a break from the rest of the week.

When we choose to do breakfast on these nights, our meals are usually super fast to put together. And our kids typically die over our breakfast options.

Other Wednesdays we choose to make something meatless. This is always a good option because it allows us to take a brake from all the meat! It is typically a light and easy meal. We like going this route after we have had heavy meals on Monday and Tuesday.

But with all that said, our favorite thing to serve on Wednesday's just may be fish. It is so fresh and delicious. The meal is devoured and you still feel light and refreshed. It is such a healthy way to eat!

One of our favorite fishes to cook has always been salmon. It is affordable and easy to find. A huge plus is that it is not crazy fishy, so most kids will even eat it. And there's so much you can do with it!

And now this leads us to tonights fish, roast salmon with tarragon. It is so scrumptious, and you won't believe how easy it is!

The only prep needed is to turn on the oven and get out a baking dish. Plus, it is in the oven for less than 20 minutes. It really is that simple!

Another huge perk of this dish is its limited ingredients. The olive oil, salt and pepper, and tarragon add so much flavor you don't need anything else. Even with fish being a little more pricy, you still end up with an affordable meal because it doesn't require much.

Roasting is such an easy, no-fuss method of preparing salmon. But be sure to remove the fillets from the oven before the centers are completely opaque. No one wants to eat dry fish!

We served it with our jasmine rice and roasted veggies. It turned out to be such a satisfying dinner! Other delicious things to serve it with are rice pilaf, packaged rice, broccoli, or french bread.


  • 4 Salmon fillets (about 4 ounces each)
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • French Salt
  • Ground pepper
  • Chopped fresh or dried tarragon (optional)
  • White wine or lemon juice (for sprinkling on salmon)
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Arrange the salmon in a baking dish. Drizzle the oil over the fish and season with the salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the tarragon.

  3. Roast about 10 minutes, sprinkle with the wine or lemon juice, and continue roasting 8 mminutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

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