Thursday, August 6, 2015

Baked Salmon with Herb Sauce


Baked Salmon with Herb Sauce - Smell of Rosemary.
 
I have made different variation of this recipe many times over the years. You can use any herb combination you like; fresh basil, or dill and chives are our favorite choices. Fresh salmon is the best, but frozen can be used as well. Take advantage of fresh sockeye variety, available in the markets from mid-July to the middle of August.  
Baked Salmon with Herb Sauce - Smell of Rosemary.
 
Ingredients
1 ½ pound salmon fillet, skin intact
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ cup of chopped chives
¼ cup of chopped dill weed
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
Salt and black pepper to taste
Olive oil, to oil the baking dish 
 
Baked Salmon witth Herb Sauce - Smell of Rosemary. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Lightly oil the baking dish, and place in the oven for about 20 minutes, until it is well heated. In the meantime, make the herb sauce for the fish.  In a medium bowl, mix Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, chives, dill weed, lemon juice, then season with salt and black pepper.  
Baked Salmon with Herb Sauce 

Spread sauce on the top of salmon fillet, and set aside.  
Baked Salmon with Herb Sauce - Smell of Rosemary.

Place fish skin side down on the preheated dish, place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until just flaky. I like to serve this dish with simple boiled potatoes and green beans.
Baked Salmon with Herb Sauce - Smell of Rosemary.
 
This recipe serves 4.