Tasty Tuesday: Baked Salmon

Believe it or not, I am a Newfoundlander and I don’t enjoy much in the line of seafood, with the exception of crab, which I cannot get enough of. As a kid, any kind of fish was a staple we all grew up with and the majority of Newfoundlanders live for anything that comes out of the water. Don’t get me wrong, I can prepare battered cod and devour it if it’s seasoned properly and I have some lemon handy, but if I go the rest of my life not having to prepare or eat fish, I definitely wouldn’t feel like I am missing out on anything.

Now and again though, I do feel like I need to cook fish because my husband lives for it and also because of the health benefits.  And since I don’t enjoy cooking more than one meal, I need to either find tried and true recipes or get creative with my seasonings.  This baked salmon dish is a tried and true recipe that is proving to be a favorite dish.  The seasoning mix would also do well on baked chicken.

Baked Salmon

Ingredients

2 or 3 lbs of salmon fillets
1/4 cup of melted margarine (I use Becel)
2 teaspoons of minced garlic
1 Tbsp of onion powder
1 Tbsp paprika
2 Tbsp basil
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Salt and Pepper to taste
Lemon wedges for garnish (if desired)
Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with butter or cooking spray.

Blot salmon with paper towel and season with salt and pepper on both sides and lay it out on the foil.

In a small bowl, mix the melted margarine, minced garlic, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, basil and lemon juice.  Mix well.  Brush salmon with spice mixture until the entire fillet is coated.

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork.

Garnish with lemon wedges if desired and serve immediately.



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2 replies

  1. Looks delicious 😋

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