Thursday, April 10, 2014

Baked Salmon with Dijon & Garlic

This salmon was easy and delicious- which is very important to me on some days.  I prepared the garlic/olive oil mixture in advance, so when dinnertime came, all I had to do was pour it over the salmon and bake.  My 7-year old especially liked this, and asked for seconds.  We liked this so much that I made it twice in two weeks.
Baked Salmon with Dijon & Garlic
adapted from Natasha's Kitchen

1.5 lbs salmon filets
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
2 large OR 3 small cloves of garlic, pressed
1.5 tsp Dijon mustard
½ tsp salt, or to taste
⅛ tsp freshly ground black pepper
⅛ cup mild olive oil (that's 2 Tablespoons)
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Lemon slices

1.  Preheat the oven to 450° F and line a rimmed baking dish with foil and spray the foil with cooking spray.

2.  In a small bowl, combine 2 Tbsp freshly chopped parsley, 2-3 cloves pressed garlic, 1.5 tsp Dijon, ½ tsp salt, ⅛ tsp pepper, ⅛ cup olive oil and 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice. Mix well.  (Can do this ahead of time and store in the fridge.)

3.  Lay salmon onto your lined baking dish skin side down.  Generously brush all sides of your salmon with the sauce and top with fresh lemon slices.

4.  Bake at 450°F for 12-15 minutes or until just cooked through. Don’t over-cook or your fish will be dry.


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