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Baked Salmon Recipe


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Short on time? This 10-minute baked salmon recipe is an ultra quick dinner, paired with a bright green chimichurri sauce.


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Ingredients

For the salmon*

  • 1 1/2 pounds Fresh Atlantic Salmon Side
  • Kosher salt
  • Stonemill Ground Black Pepper

For the chimichurri

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems, tightly packed (about 1 large bunch)
  • 1 cup fresh parsley leaves and tender stems, tightly packed (about 1 large bunch)
  • 2 green onions (tops only)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup SimplyNature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon SimplyNature Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Several grinds Stonemill Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450F. While the oven preheats, let the salmon sit at room temperature.
  2. Generously sprinkle the salmon with kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. Place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake the salmon for about 10 minutes until flaky and just cooked; test it with a fork to assess doneness. Watch the salmon to make sure not to overcook; the timing can vary based on the thickness of the salmon and variations between ovens.
  4. Meanwhile, make the chimichurri: Slice off the tops of the green onions. In a blender, blend all ingredients until a smooth sauce forms, (if necessary, stop and mix the ingredients to allow them to fully blend).
  5. To serve, drizzle the salmon with chimichurri, and serve with potatoes.

Notes

*For an optional side dish, serve the salmon with roasted red potatoes: Preheat the oven to 450F. Slice 2 pounds red potatoes into thin rounds. In a large bowl, mix them with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon cumin, 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the potatoes in an even layer on top. Roast the potatoes for about 35 minutes total, until golden brown, stirring halfway through. 

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Salmon, Baked Salmon, Sauce for Salmon, Chimichurri, Salmon with Chimichurri, Healthy Dinner Recipes, Gluten Free