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
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.