Monday, August 20, 2012

the best way to bake salmon

I have to be honest here...I have not really tried preparing salmon many ways besides this one so there is that small chance there is a better way. But really-once you make it this way and taste it, you will never want to try any other way of making it. For real.

Now to start.

Get your salmon out. (mine was a gift from a girlfriend whose family went salmon fishing and caught loads...but didn't like word...jackpot!)

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Get out the pan you plan on cooking your salmon in-it should have a deeper lip on it to keep all the goodies inside it and not spilling over.  I like to use my pie dish because it has higher sides to it and is the perfect size for baking a small serving of salmon. Place one to two tablespoons of butter (or more if you like) in the dish and place it in the preheating oven. (I like to add rosemary at this point as is is lemon juice)

Once the oven has preheated, remove your pan full of bubbling butter and place the salmon (skin side down) into it. Listen to the sizzle and smile because when things sizzle you know they are going to be good. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the top and place in the oven for about 6 minutes. Remove and flip to the other side and salt and pepper.

Place in oven for just a few more minutes. Keep a close eye on should go no longer than 6 minutes, but most likely will be less. Remove from oven and spoon the remaining butter over the top and serve hot. So so so good!!

You will say..."mmmmmmm" at your first bite of won't even be able to help yourself. Let me know if you find any ways to improve upon this dish too...I am all ears.

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