Dressed Up Salmon

Good Morning! Hope you are having a great Monday!

We got back from a mini vacation and I’m still getting my real life brain back in place. But I still have a recipe for you. This super simple, tasty salmon that is quick to make. We love salmon, and I cook it often. To keep from being bored by it, I switch up how I make it each time. We recently had this version.

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This recipe was inspired by a post I saw on Instagram MONTHS ago, and decided to try out. I’ve since made it several times, in rotation with other salmon recipes I love. At first I was kind of put off, because mayo on fish in the oven? Sounds weird, right? It turns out its weirdly delicious.

The original post used thyme and parsley. I have been doing salmon with dill, and decided to switch those herbs out and use the dill instead. The dill and lemon together is a match made in heaven if you ask me.

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The hardest part of this recipe was deciding what to call it! I have went over several ideas in my mind. At home I tend to call it the “you know, the salmon with the mayo stuff” but that doesn’t sound very professional, and is kinda complicated sounding. Creamy, lemon, dill salmon was to long. So it’s just dressed up salmon.

The cooking times will vary depending on the size of the salmon fillets you have. When I buy the Open Nature salmon fillets at salmon they are small and thinner than the big fillets I use. So they cook for about 10 to 12 minutes. The bigger fillets, are thicker and takes me about 20 minutes.  Start with 10 minutes, then check it. Salmon should be flake tender and 145 degrees internal temperature.

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Okay, I think I have a rambled enough for a Monday morning. Go get yourself another cup of coffee, and put this recipe into your weekly meal plan.

Dressed Up Salmon

Ingredients:

1 lb Salmon Fillet or 2 8 oz Salmon Fillets

½ cup Mayo

¼ cup lemon juice

2 tsp dried dill

½ tsp fine sea salt

½ tsp black pepper

¼ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp onion powder

Directions:

Rinse and pat dry the salmon and place it skin side down  in a baking dish with a little cooking spray on the bottom.

Pre heat the oven to 400 F

Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl, and whisk together thoroughly.

Coat the top of the salmon with the mixture all over.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes if the salmon fillets are thinner. If you have a thicker fillet then it might take longer. The internal temperature should be 145 F.

Enjoy!

-Maria

 

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