LEMON DILL SALMON – FAST & EASY
Truth be told, i’m not a big fan of salmon. You will never find me ordering it at a restaurant but…I cannot resist THIS salmon recipe. When I eat this, I literally say ‘yum’ out loud and gobble it down fast. I especially like how fast this cooks up, under 25 minutes from preparation to plate. So thanks to this recipe, I am a salmon convert.
I also prefer wild caught salmon so that I’m eating the healthiest version salmon. I do not purchase farm raised fish of any kind because of the gmo pellets they are fed to artificially bulk up the fish. And since I primarily stick with organics, it just makes sense for me and my health preferences. But, that being said, this recipe will work with farm raised or wild caught.
- 4 salmon (fresh or thawed) fillets
- 3 Tbl grass fed butter (I use kerrygold)
- 1 tsp chopped fresh dill
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- ½ tsp salt (I personally use pink himalayan)
- ½ tsp black or white pepper
- zest from 1 lemon (then use the remaining lemon for slices)
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Line a baking pan or dish with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, combine butter, dill, garlic, salt/pepper and lemon zest.
- Microwave thoroughly until melted but be careful not to burn the butter. About 25 seconds.
- Using a pastry brush, brush melted mixture generously onto each fillet. Place a lemon slice on top of each fillet at the fattest part.
- Bake for 10 - 15 minutes on the middle or top rack. I checked mine at 10, using a fork to check for flakiness and decided it needed another 2½ minutes because I like my salmon on the firmer side. Whatever your preference, check it at 10 minutes and go from there.