Best Salmon Bake

Background and History:

Salmon has been a staple in the diets of people living near rivers and oceans for centuries. Baking salmon with a flavorful topping is a classic way to prepare this nutritious fish. The Best Salmon Bake recipe combines the richness of salmon with a savory topping, making it a delectable and healthy dish.

Ingredients:

  • 2 salmon fillets (6-8 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place the salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet.
  • In a bowl, mix together the olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, chopped parsley, chopped dill, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper. The mixture should form a loose paste.
  • Spread the paste evenly over the top of the salmon fillets.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
  • If desired, broil the salmon for an additional 2-3 minutes to give the topping a golden finish.
  • Serve the Best Salmon Bake hot, garnished with fresh dill and lemon wedges.

Serves: 2

Time: 10 minutes preparation, 15-18 minutes cooking

Cooking Time: 15-18 minutes

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: 350 per serving
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 2g

Notes:

  • The salmon should be cooked until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).
  • You can customize the topping by adding ingredients like capers, chopped olives, or grated Parmesan cheese for extra flavor.

Allergy Warning:

  • This recipe contains fish (salmon) and breadcrumbs, which may contain gluten. If you have fish or gluten allergies, please use suitable alternatives.
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