Baked Salmon with Olive Oil and Herbs

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This recipe for baked salmon is as simple as it gets. Use fresh salmon and allow the flavor of the fish to shine! An easy weeknight dinner and a healrt-healthy one too!

Time 35 mins
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy

UNITS

SCALE

INGREDIENTS

SALMON

  • ¼ cup Olive oil , extra virgin
  • 1 ¼ lbs Salmon, fillet, skin-on
  • To taste Salt
  • To taste Black pepper, freshly ground

HERB PASTE

  • 1 Shallot
  • ¼ cup Dill , fresh
  • ¼ cup Parlsey , preferably flat-leaf
  • 1 lemon Lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil , extra virgin

GARNISH

  • 1 lemon Lemon , wedges

METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 120°C / 250°F. Pour olive oil into a small baking pan and lay the piece of salmon, skin-side down in the oil. Season with salt and black pepper.
  • In a food processor, blend shallot, dill, parsley and lemon zest. Add olive oil and blend again. Spread herb paste over the entire piece of salmon.
  • Bake salmon until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 25 minutes. Gently slide a spatula under the fish and transfer to a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut fillet into four equal pieces. Serve with lemon wedges.

NOTES

  • If you do not own a food processor, you can chop the shallot and herbs finely by hand
  • Baking time depends on thickness of the salmon fillets
  • If desired, you can remove the salmon skin before serving
  • Serve as is, or with rice or salad 
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