Easy Sheet Pan Jerk Salmon with Veggies! Flavorful Jerk salmon recipe with seasonal veggies baked all on one sheet pan. A wholesome protein packed one pan meal that nourishes the whole family! Did I mention EASY cleanup? Yes! Easier than ever.
Oh me oh my! I’m already in post Holiday weekend Coma! But Yay for half way through week! Guys, we always buy way too much food for holidays and BBQ’s. Pretty sure that’s the case for most Americans, right? But that’s okay because that means we get to take home any extras. Well, if I ask. And that I did! Which is why this sheet pan jerk salmon and veggies came together quite nicely. Yep, all baked up on ONE pan means it was pretty AWESOMELY easy. Plus it was a good switch up for pasta salads and burgers, ya know? I am definitely craving all things anti-inflammatory and veggie packed!
No, not a detox. Let’s not focus on taking things out of the diet post holiday. Let’s focus on filling up on good things instead. Mmm K? One pan meals are the perfect way to get your fill too! Like spices, herbs, veggies, and wild caught salmon. YEA BABY! This sheet pan jerk salmon with seasonal veggies has it all. Not to “toot” my own horn but I don’t know what you call this other than FLIPPING AWESOME!
Hmmm, yes, let’s go with that. A Flipping awesome real food meal that nourishes the whole family all in one pan! Yes, despite the JERK name. It’s a sheet pan meal that makes you look more like mother Theresa. Haha, without the wrinkles. Whoops, don’t tell her I said that.
Okay, back to the flipping awesome meal. Um, we had so much leftover corn, sweet potato, and peppers/onion left from this weekend. I certainly didn’t want those to go to waste. The good thing is that if you slice all those up, drizzle with olive oil, and some fresh herbs, they will bake pretty evenly together. The peppers cook up a little more roasted, which is we like.
Now, about the jerk seasoning part…. for the Jerk Salmon Marinade that is. Have you ever tried this Caribbean seasoning before? It’s quite unique. A combination of all spices and herbs such as cinnamon/clover, peppers, chili, parsley or thyme, and ginger. The KEY components of this seasoning is the all spice (aka Jamaica pepper or pimenta) and red pepper. It gives it a sweet tangy spicy KICK! haha, hence the JERK! Oh my gosh, a seasoning that is just as corny as me! Love it!
Anyway, why I love this JERK seasoning for the sheet pan salmon? Well… So MANY! But I will focus on 2 NERDY nutrition fact. Sound good?
Nerdy nutrition fact Number one – Not only is salmon rich in Omega 3’s, but it is rich in Vitamin D and selenium. Both effect the nervous and muscle system and can have a calming yet immune boosting effect on the body. OH yes, so needed! P.s we use Wilda Caught Sockeye or Coho From Sizzlefish. It’s AMAZING!
Nerdy nutrition fact Number 2 – Wanna know what the best herbs and spices are to fight inflammation? Yep –> basil, red peppers, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, turmeric and thyme. And this Jerk salmon marinade has almost off of them. HOORAH! (anti-inflammatory pyramid Source).
The cool thing about jerk seasoning is that you can use it a rub or marinade. I really wanted to blend up the herbs with the spices, so I opted for a marinade.
Oh, which leads me to a nerdy cooking tip (for fish).
Nerdy Tip for Cooking Fish –> Rule of thumb: do not marinade fish for more than 30 minutes. You don’t want it to loose that flakey texture or flavor. And if you have an acidic marinade it could actually start to “cook” the flesh or become mushy.
Okie dokie. Now that’s off my chest, here’s the flipping awesome one pan meal. Haha. I mean sheet pan jerk salmon and veggies!
NOTE – If you do not use all the marinade, the calories will be less. Either way, It’s still AMAZINGLY healthy! Like i said. Haha Flipping AWESOME!
Don’t worry I wont’ talk nutrition on Fridays. I will give you brain a break. I need it too! Or just a glass of wine. For the anti-oxidants of course.
Favorite type of one pan meal? Do you use sheet pans a lot? My new obsession!
Have you ever tried jerk seasoning on salmon?
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Oh let’s discuss a bonus Nerdy Nutrition fact – You know what I get asked a lot? Is corn a grain or a vegetable and paleo? Well… it depends on the type of corn and how it’s prepared or harvested. Everyone will also argue something. So… You decide! Eat what makes you feel best. What are your thoughts?