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Salmon in Lemon Butter (w/Garlic Roasted Broccoli)

Salmon in Lemon Butter

This is a classic recipe. So easy, healthy and delicious. If you haven’t had your fish for the week, try this one! We normally eat fish twice a week. Usually we purchase wild salmon fillets, but thanks to a friend we’ve been supplied with locally-caught, wild Coho Salmon. Tastes so much better when it’s fresh! You can add vegetables to the packet, or cook them alongside, like Garlic Roasted Broccoli [not pictured].

Salmon in Lemon Butter

Ingredients:Salmon in Lemon Butter

  • 1 side of salmon or 4 fillets (about 1-1.5 lbs total)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh herbs, if desired (basil, parsley or dill are good choices)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425. Place salmon on a piece of parchment or foil, skin side down (if there is skin). If cooking fillets, use a separate pieces of parchment for each one. Season with salt and pepper, Dot with butter. Add herbs, if desired. Top with lemon slices. Fold up the parchment and seal completely. Place packets on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness. Fish will be done when flakes easily with a fork and has just turned opaque.

Yield: serves 4

Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb fresh broccoli, trimmed into florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 a lemon

Directions:

Toss the broccoli with the oil, garlic, salt pepper and cayenne. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet or pan (I’ve used glass, metal and ceramic, all with good results). Bake for 15-20 minutes or until broccoli begins to soften and char. Squeeze with fresh lemon before serving.

Yield: serves 4

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Barbra & Jack Donachy

Saturday 26th of October 2013

Really glad you're using wild-caught salmon! Tasty, easy recipe. We sometimes add a little bacon, and a splash of Chardonnay. So, where do you live that you're lucky enough to have friends with Coho?!

Rebekah | The Kitchen Gidget

Saturday 26th of October 2013

I like that idea--everything tastes better with bacon! I'm currently in IL so the Coho is from Lake Michigan. My dad gets fresh fish in exchange for mentoring his friend in the art of beekeeping and I get the best of both worlds! Salmon glazed with honey and soy is another favorite. :-)