Salmon is a staple in almost any gourmet restaurant. It is a good source of protein. It is also relatively easy to prepare. Additionally, salmon has a distinct taste that puts it on top of other fish meat. Salmon can be prepared in a variety of way, either by roasting, grilling or baking. Nevertheless, whatever cooking style is used, salmon will always taste great.
Baking salmon is a great way to juice out its natural taste. Through baking, the fish meat cooks slowly and is very tender once done. Additionally, baking salmon also allows the fat to meat in between the meat which leaves the fillet moist.
What is nice about salmon is that it can be prepared almost without effort. Just sprinkle a handful of spices and bake it in the oven, and it will still taste great. This is a testament as to how versatile salmon is. It can be cooked with a fancy ingredients and it still taste excellent. Adding just a handful of ingredients and the end result will still taste delicious.
This is particular dish requires only a handful of ingredients. It can be prepared in less than 30 minutes and suits almost any occasion. When it comes to salmon, make sure that they are fresh. Frozen salmon can be used if fresh one is not available, although there will be some subtle differences when it comes to taste and color. Salmon dishes are also great for those who are on a diet since it has a lot of healthy fats.
4 8-ounces boneless salmon fillets with skin intact
1 table spoon extra virgin oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
squeezed lemon juice
salt and pepper
Salmon is very easy to deal with. It does not require advance cooking skills to create a delicious meal out of it. For this dish, preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Take a rimmed baking sheet and line it with aluminum foil. Brush about half a tablespoon of olive oil so that the salmon will not stick on it when being baked.
Place the salmon fillets with its skin side down on the prepared baking sheet. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining olive oil, lemon zest, and thyme. Mix it evenly. Once done, spread the mixture over the salmon fillets making sure that all the fillets are properly covered. Season the fillets with salt and pepper to taste.
Put the baking sheet with salmon fillets into the oven. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the salmon meat is opaque in the center. Take it out of the oven and serve.
For additional taste you can squeeze a lemon wedge on the fillets after they are baked. There is a lot of possible side dishes for this particular recipe. Throwing in a couple of green vegetables into the serving dish with the salmon fillet also adds color and can serve as garnish.