Eager to incorporate fish into our weekly dinner menu has led me to finding quick, tasty ways to prepare it without leaving our house smelling of a fishy pier.
Simply, this recipe is a keeper. One I’m sure to use monthly as it is easy enough for a week night meal, very tasty and fresh, looks elegant on a table, and provides a healthy dose of omega-3 fats.
Plus, the clean up is minimal since the fish bakes in a sheet of aluminum foil!
Baked Salmon with Lemon Slices
One pound salmon filet, with skin on
1 lemon, sliced very thin
Freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Place salmon filet on a large sheet of aluminum foil. Season the topside only with salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and place thin slices of lemon on top of filet.
Gather the foil into a loose “pocket” shape being careful not to create a package that is tight. The loose shape will allow steam to form inside the foil, which helps to cook the fish.
Lower the oven temperature to 425 degrees, then place salmon in the oven. Cook for about 10- 12 minutes, depending on the thickness of your filet.