Salmon with Fresh Dill

Salmon with Fresh Dill

This is king salmon, which I know nothing about, but I think that’s why it’s more white in color. It was DELICIOUS. There’s a farmer at my grower’s market that is doing a 25 cent “give away” to celebrate the market’s 25th season. This particular Saturday it was dill.

Dill is not my favorite, but it was 25 cents. I bought the dill and remembered the side of salmon I had in the freezer. This is a super basic fish recipe but let me tell you, there’s a reason dill typically pairs with salmon. So fresh tasting and fragrant – with the lemon and garlic it was just late spring perfection. If you have filets rather than a salmon side, do everything the exact same. Make sure to really seal that foil so the fish steams rather than roasts. It’s super tender.

Salmon with Fresh Dill

Serves 6-8

2-3 lb. side of salmon

1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil

Zest of 1 lemon

Juice of 1 lemon

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 c. minced fresh dill

1/2 tsp. onion powder

3/4 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil. Mist with cooking spray. Lay salmon side on foil, skin side down.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, dill and onion powder. Spoon over fish and spread evenly.
  3. Evenly sprinkle salt with salt and pepper.
  4. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes. Let cool slightly and serve.

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