“Lenten Salmon With A Lemon Basil Sauce”

It’s almost Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, and for many of us that means that we give up some of our bad, negative habits, create or work on improving  good positive habits, and abstain from eating meat on Fridays. Here is a delicious salmon recipe to start off the first Friday of Lent:


1 pound salmon filet

1 & 1/2 cups basil leaves

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 packet True Lemon ( located in the sweetener isle )

1/2 cup parsley leaves

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon Cardini’s Light Balsamic Vinaigrette

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

3/4 teaspoon Lo-Salt potassium salt substitute


– Preheat broiler to 350 degrees

– lightly  coat a broiler pan with olive oil cooking spray

– Place in a food processor ( or blender ) & puree: basil, parsley, lemon juice, packet of True Lemon, olive oil, Cardini’s Light Balsamic Vinaigrette, & Lo-Salt salt substitute

– Place salmon on the broiler pan, skin-side down for 5-7 minutes.

– Turn skin-side up, and broil for another 5-7 minutes.

– Serve  skin-side down, & brush the lemon basil sauce over the top.

For the Remedy Recipes book format: 6 oz. for men, 3 oz. for women for Meal 4

Roasted Brussel Sprouts


1/2 pound brussel sprouts, garlic powder, olive oil, & olive oil spray


-Preheat oven to 425 degrees

-Spray baking pan with olive oil spray

– cut brussel sprouts into halves, & coat lightly with olive oil ( in a bowl )

– place brussel sprouts on baking pan & sprinkle lightly with garlic powder.

– cook for 20 minutes

Remedy Recipes book format: 1 cup serving for men & women for Meal 4

Salad: 2 cups baby leaf romaine lettuce, 2 cups shredded red cabbage topped with

3 tbsp Cardini’s Light Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing & a handful of crushed

pecans or walnuts ( same serving for men & women for Meal 4 )

Mangiare, Piaccia! Eat, Enjoy!


About the author

John M. Di Fazio II
John M. Di Fazio II

John M Di Fazio II is a nutrition consultant, a personal trainer, and a massage therapist and has twenty years of experience working in the fitness industry. He was employed by Gold's Gym for thirteen years and in 2005 co-founded Remedy Fitness, a unique fitness establishment located in East Setauket, New York. While in the employ of Gold's Gym, he was recruited into Nutritionalysis, a nutrition company based in Venice Beach, California that specialized in individualized nutrition programs, and received his certification. Excelling in the field, his clientele grew by thousands. While establishing such a full clientele in nutrition and personal training, John also graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a bachelors degree in philosophy and also graduated from the New School for Holistic Health & Research on Long Island, New York with a degree and a New York State license for massage therapy.

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