Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Working Eater Series: Oven-Baked Salmon with Dill and Lemon


One of the magazines that I subscribe to has a regular feature on "three ingredient recipes." I love the simplicity of those recipes and the ease of making food with only a few ingredients. Therefore, I have recently been trying my hand at learning and making more of these recipes, which call for just a few ingredients. This is my favorite three ingredient recipe (from my beau). Well, I guess it is five ingredients with the salt and pepper, but it is pretty much just three main ingredients. It may look a little funky (with the sprawled out tendrils of dill), but it is delicious and perfect for a working eater. If you do not have time for a extensive dinner, just make this and serve it with some crusty bread and a quick salad.

Oven-Baked Salmon with Dill and Lemon
raw salmon fillet (approximately 1 to 1 1/2 lbs)
1 bundle of fresh dill, washed and with woody and fibrous stems removed
2 lemons, thinly sliced with the rinds
salt
freshly ground black pepper


Preheat your oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, place the fillet of salmon, skin side down, onto a baking sheet lined with foil. Season the exposed surface of the salmon with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Blanket the salmon in dill and then thin slices of lemon. Place the salmon into the oven, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Take the salmon out of the oven, and let it rest under a foil tent for about 10 minutes, and then serve with fresh lemon wedges, after removing the stringy pieces of dill and the roasted lemon slices. Garnish with fresh dill and fresh lemon wedges.

28 comments:

  1. Mmmmhh, that looks so flavorful and good! A refined dish!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. Your photo makes me even sadder that our local salmon season on the Pacific Coast has been cancelled AGAIN this year. But it's for a good reason -- not enough spawning to make up for those that would be depleted from harvesting. Thankfully, Alaska salmon is wild and still plentiful.

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  3. I just love fresh dill, it's one of my favorite herbs. And it pairs so perfectly with salmon too!

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  4. Beautiful! I like that it's simple and it also looks beautiful to eat. I agree, it would be great for a working eater with the easy preparation and the simple ingredients!

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  5. My family love salmon, and sometimes I ran out of idea on how to make it less boring. So, thank you for this simple and delicious sounding recipe.
    Cheers,
    elra

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  6. I love it this way. Do you have a BBQ? My sister sent a cedar plank to me, that was wonderful on the BBQ. It really only needed these few ingredients for a delicious salmon. The cedar added an even more wonderful flavour to the salmon.
    And it was so moist too.

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  7. Those are three great ingredients to put together! Looks delicious.

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  8. I love salmon! I especially like it raw, but I love it cooked (if it's cooked right.... I don't trust myself to not overcook it). I just got a bunch of dill from a friend who has an Aerogarden, so this would be perfect for it!!

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  9. Hi PE - Now that's a classic combo...and a classic example of how simple is sometimes best. Your great photos are a great help as well!

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  10. Love the 3 ingredient dish!! Dill is one of my favorites. Love the simplicity. Wonderful pictures as always! Amazing, really!

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  11. Baked salmon is something I haven't made in a while, despite being one of the few fish dishes I like making! And I love the smell of dill, possibly even more than the taste (yes, weird I know).

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  12. MMMMMMMMM,... so simple yet so delicious!!!
    I adore salmon with dill!! Really spring!!!

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  13. P/E that looks delicious and very healthy. I love the flavors of dill and lemon.

    I'm almost embarrassed to tell you how I've been preparing salmon lately - very UNhealthy. You may have come across it in one of your cooking magazines several months ago - a recipe for "buffalo" salmon (melted butter, hot sauce, sugar, salt/pepper, then topped with panko breadcrumbs that were tossed with some veg oil). yum

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  14. One of my favorite weeknight meals! I am a salmon nut so I make this all the time when I don't have much time. Thanks for sharing yours!

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  15. beautiful as usual PE! I lovee the simplicity of the recipe too, especially with what we are paying for good salmon these days. Mr. K just got a box shipped last week and we haven't cooked any of the fillets yet. Sounds perfect for us...

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  16. That salmon looks so good! Salmon and dill is a great combo!

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  17. How simple and beautiful. I love the dill!

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  18. this looks fantastic!! saw you on tastespotting...

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  19. Cooking Light has 5 ingredients or less which I agree is so nice to make something that tastes great without a lot of thought into it.

    Your salmon looks amazing!

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  20. Thank you so much for your comments everyone, I hope to be posting again soon!

    And Melinda, I do have a BBQ, but now I need a cedar plank!!

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  21. What a delicious dish! Can't beat salmon + dill + lemon!

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  22. That looks outstanding! Is that wild salmon? That's a very intense color! This recipe is also great if you're looking to try another!

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  23. Thanks, I will check out the recipe, and this dish is pretty tasty!

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  24. Looks like the perfect dish. Thanks for the recipe.

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