Have you heard? Eating fish makes you smarter and healthier. Salmon has been on our weekly menu for a month or so, but I initially struggled with how to cook this healthy powerhouse. Let’s tell the truth – good salmon isn’t cheap. To my surprise there was very little trial and no error as I continued to cook salmon week after week.
Here’s my “It Really is that Easy” salmon recipe that gets a nutritious and tasty meal on the table in 30 minutes.
4-5 oz of salmon per person skin on <– this adds extra flavor and is easily removed before eating
1 TB or so of butter
a little minced garlic
lemon – sliced into wedges
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pat salmon dry with paper towels. Sprinkle flesh with salt, pepper and dill <— how much depends on you. Put on a cook sheet with skin side up. Place salmon in the oven 2-3″ from the top heating element. Half way through cooking you will flip the salmon and bless it with garlic butter, so set your timer accordingly.
In a small pan melt butter and add minced garlic. Stir together 1 – 2 minutes until the raw garlic taste is gone.
Half way through total cooking time (10 minutes per inch of thickness) flip the salmon over so the flesh side is facing up. Brush on your homemade garlic butter. Return to oven and cook until done.
In the meantime I boiled some baby new potatoes and swished them around in the leftover garlic butter before serving.
The other meals of the day were ordinary in comparison. Oatmeal for breakfast. Sunday’s chili for dinner.