Lemon Dill Salmon

Monday, July 1

I love salmon! It just might be my favorite fish. Here is an easy recipe that is great on the grill or baked. I don’t have exact measurements for this recipe, I usually just play with it. It is hard to mess up though, so don’t worry. It’s easy.

The ingredient list is simple.

Salmon fillet
Butter
Lemon
Fresh dill
Salt and pepper

Salt and pepper the fillet to taste.

Add roughly 2 Tbs. of butter to the salmon. I like to cut little slices into the salmon and place the butter inside so that it get incorporated into the fillet. But you can always just place the butter on top.

Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the salmon. Top with fresh dill and lemon slices and wrap in foil. I find that keeping the rinds on the lemon will give the salmon a bitter taste. So I like to remove them. Bake in a 350 degree oven or place on the grill. The amount of time will vary based on the size of the salmon fillet. One pound of salmon will take roughly 20-25 minutes. You will know when it is done when the salmon flakes easily with a fork. Serve with Rosemary red potatoes and grilled asparagus and you have a great dinner.

White wines are fantastic with salmon! They are a great compliment to a not so heavy meal. Since I also tend to enjoy salmon more in the summer, pairing it with a white wine is also great for hot summer nights. Check out winetable.com’s recommendations for pairings here >>

 

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