Salmon is one of those things that you can spend just a few minutes of time preparing and it looks and tastes totally gourmet. Here is a simple recipe that you will earmark for frequent use.
By Kimberly Killebrew
- 4 (4-6 oz) salmon fillets
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter, divided in 4 equal pieces.
- Combine the garlic, dill, salt, pepper, lemon juice and olive oil in a small bowl.
- Lay the salmon fillets in a glass baking dish and pour the marinade over the salmon. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour (preferably several), turning occasionally.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Place each salmon fillet in aluminum foil, pour over some of the marinade, and place a piece of butter on top of each fillet before sealing the aluminum foil. Place sealed salmon fillets in a baking dish to prevent spillage, and bake 35-45 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets, until the salmon is easily flaked with a fork.
- Serve immediately with steamed vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes and rice.
Raised in Western Europe, widely traveled, and currently residing near Seattle with her husband and children, Kimberly loves preparing and experimenting with a large range of flavors and cuisines. This is reflected in her food blog, The Daring Gourmet, where she invites all to “tour the world through your taste buds.” Passionate cook, recipe developer and photo enthusiast, her culinary repertoire includes everything from gourmet to simple comfort food, and, as she puts it, “simply downright good eats.”