Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lemon Dill Baked Salmon

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.

1 1 1/2 pound salmon fillet
2 lemons
1 1/2 tsp dried dill
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp olive oil

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

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.

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