Have you ever thought of healthy food as comfort food? You will groan in pleasure when you taste this salmon. Not only does salmon have tremendous healthy qualities but this recipe makes the salmon melt-in-your-mouth yummy. I really like to pick out a large fillet because then I can pretty much ensure there will be leftovers. I'd be hard pressed to say which way I like this better: hot with a nice vegetable side or cold over a bed of baby greens with a light vinaigrette. Either way, trust me, you'll be glad you made it. Feel good food at its best.
Cut the lemon into thin slices. In a baking dish layer 6 lemon slices. Lay the salmon on top, skin side down. Drizzle the top of the salmon with olive oil. Then sprinkle with the dill, salt and pepper. Top by layering the remaining lemon slices.
Bake for about 30 minutes. Test for doneness by lightly pulling the salmon with a fork at the thickest part to make sure it gently flakes. Be careful not to overcook so the salmon does not dry out. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes. Remove the top lemon layer.
Enjoy! Remember leftovers can be great served with crackers, cream cheese and capers; with a salad; or, on a sandwich.
Food is so intriguing. I’ve always loved to cook whether it’s casual and simple or complicated and elegant. After living in the Midwestern United States all my life I find myself jumping between All-American foods and foods from other cultures. There is definitely a sense of comfort with cooking and enjoying food that I’ve grown up with.
I have a voracious curiosity to learn about all cultures, especially the Middle East/Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai foods. I’ve learned that a simple curry dish or an Asian dumpling can transform your mood and be just as much of a comfort food as the foods you’ve known you’re whole life.
It is fascinating to me how each culture has such a diversity of ingredients, and when used with different combinations and cooking techniques you can easily transform the same few ingredients into a multitude of dishes. The unfamiliar, the diverse ingredients and techniques, can be intimidating to many people. I’ve created this blog to chronicle and share my explorations in the kitchen so that hopefully you will want to start experimenting in your kitchen.