Thursday, July 29, 2010

Herb Crusted Salmon

For Nikki in her search for good fish recipes, here is my all time favorite. Salmon fillets brushed with melted butter and then crusted in fresh herbs. You can use any herb combination that you like. I usually combine fresh thyme, oregano, parsley and rosemary. But you can also use basil or chives or as few or many herbs as you like. Try cooking this on the grill(wrapped in foil still) during the summer time. Serve it with roasted potatoes(Did I tell you I found a 5 lb. bag of fingerling potatoes at Costco for $5? I found a 5 lb. bag of fingerling potatoes at Costco for$5!!!) and broccoli or asparagus.

  • 1 large fillet of Salmon, skin on is fine
  • 1/2 c. Butter, melted
  • 1/4 c. Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1/8 c. Fresh Thyme, chopped
  • 1/8 c. Fresh Oregano, chopped
  • 1/8 c. Fresh Rosemary, chopped
  • 1 T. Kosher Salt
  • 1 t. Ground Pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Set out a baking sheet and tear two sheets of tin foil , each 1/2 times the length of the baking sheet. Lay the foil overlapping on the baking sheet so that the salmon fillet can be wrapped in it once it's ready to bake.
  2. Lay the Salmon fillet on top of the tin foil on the baking sheet. Brush the entire fillet with the melted butter. In a small bowl, combine the herbs, salt, and pepper *Do not do this step before this point or the the mixture will become wet and difficult to sprinkle.
  3. Sprinkle the herb mixture over the salmon, making sure that all areas are evenly covered. Pat down to help it stick.
  4. Wrap the foil loosely over the salmon and place in the oven.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Fish is done when it flakes and is no longer translucent. Do not overcook!
I hope you love this dish as much as I do!!

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