Saturday, August 27, 2005

Dill Roasted Salmon

Dill Roasted Salmon

Prep time: less than 5 minutes
Roasting time: 20 minutes or so depending on how thick the salmon fillet is
Serves 2

2 salmon fillets, skin left on
Enough fresh dill to be the base for the salmon
1 tsp olive oil
Juice of ½ lemon
½ tsp fresh dill, chopped (more for garnish)
Sprinkle of smoky paprika (brings out flavor and adds even more color)

1. Preheat the oven to 450°F/230°C
2. In a small roasting pan, large enough to hold the fillets so they are not touching each other, place a bed of fresh dill. This should only be enough for the salmon to rest on. Exposed dill will burn at this high temperature.
3. Lay the salmon, skin side down on the dill, drizzle with olive oil, spritz the lemon juice and sprinkle with paprika and a little chopped dill. Bake for 20 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through (I usually cut into the center of one for a peek).
4. Slide the salmon off its skin and onto a plate, spritz with a little more lemon juice and garnish with chopped dill.

Great served with lemony dill mayo -
big dollop of mayonnaise
1-2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
Squeeze of lemon juice, to taste

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