Salmon is very easy to cook that virtually anyone can do it. It can be prepared in a hurry, and does not take a lot of time to cook. Salmon also tastes great on its own that a dash of salt and pepper can instantly turn it into a perfect dish.
On the other hand, some people love to experiment and venture out for a more exciting taste. Some would likely add herbs and spices to the salmon, which not only adds taste but also aroma to the overall dish. Nevertheless, whatever ingredients you try to incorporate into a salmon dish, it is always the salmon that takes the spotlight.
This particular baked salmon dish has a couple of herbs that adds aroma. It also has parmesan cheese which adds a layer of consistency to the salmon. Salmon’s distinctive taste is couple with parmesan’s thick flavor with a great aroma from the herbs. This is definitely a hit.
One thing is great about salmon is that it is very easy to prepare. You can just take a salmon right out of a fridge, thaw it, and within minutes it should be ready to be served. This fits those who are in a hurry or do not have a lot of time in their hands.
When it comes to health, salmon is a very healthy fish. It packs a lot of good fat, and of course protein. This is one of the staple foods of those who are in a diet.
2 pounds salmon fillets with skin still intact
3 gloves of garlic, finely minced
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
¼ cup chopped parsley
First, preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. While the oven preheats, rim a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Carefully arrange the salmon fillets on top of the baking sheet, making sure that they are not on top of each other. Cover the salmon with another layer of aluminum foil and cook it in the oven for about 10 minutes. Covering the baking sheet will make sure that the salmon juices will not evaporate and instead add moist to the meat.
While waiting for the salmon to cook, take a small bowl and mix the minced garlic, chopped parsley, and parmesan cheese. Whisk carefully making sure that everything is properly mixed. Once the salmon is baked, take the top cover and add the mixture on top. Make sure that the salmon fillet are properly covered with the herb mixture. Bake it again, this time uncovered, for the next two minutes or until the parmesan cheese melts.
If you have an instant-read thermometer, the internal temperature of the salmon should read around 135 degrees F when properly cooked. Remove it from the oven and let it rest for about five minutes before serving.
For an added zest, you can squeeze a wedge of lemon to the cooked salmon fillet before serving.