Monday, April 22, 2013

Oven Baked Lemon Garlic and Herb Buttered Salmon

Lately I have been in a cooking rut, which is silly because there is a pile of recipes sitting on my kitchen counter and I find myself every night going "hmm, what should I cook for dinner?"

So one night,with little enthusiasm to really cook, I found this simple recipe on Pinterest. The directions were primitive but that left a ton of room for me to get creative. 

A night that started with me dreading cooking, ended with my mouth watering at the smells that were permeating from my oven. 

This is really basic:
Using a baking dish, line with aluminum foil giving yourself lots of extra because you will be wrapping the salmon. 

Slice one lemon thinly and lay as the base on top of the foil. Lay salmon on top of lemons and then coat with herbs (I used thyme and tarragon) minced garlic, salt, pepper and slices of butter. Drizzle just a little bit of olive oil on the top. 

Wrap the salmon tightly, so that it is enclosed in the aluminum foil. Bake at 300* (F) for about 40 minutes. Be forced to smell the delicious herbs and butter simmering in the oven. Finally, unwrap and enjoy. 

There are many possibilities for accompanying dishes. We had garlic mashed potatoes and salad. 

I'm curious to try this with some other types of fish, but the fish boat doesn't arrive until this weekend so we shall see...I'll keep you posted. 


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