Garlic Lemon Butter Salmon is a perfect fuss-free weeknight dinner with little clean up after and yet special enough to be served at a dinner party.
Garlic Lemon Butter Salmon is such a breeze to prepare, making it a perfect weeknight dinner as it is fairly effortless to make. I whip up this recipe once every few weeks and my family never gets tired of it. Using just a foil lined baking try and popping it into the oven to broil, it makes cleaning up after dinner fuss-free as well. You don't even have to plate it on a serving plate. You can just serve it in the tray for a rustic feel.
My family have always enjoyed salmon and I've always felt that salmon is a good source of protein and omega-3 fats. It is also my personal preference to only purchase and consume wild caught sockeye salmon. One little challenge with cooking salmon is the unappealing white substance that oozes out of the salmon every time I cook it. So, I researched and found that the white substance, known as albumin, is totally harmless and will happen to all salmon, regardless of what you do. But there is a way to significantly reduce the albumin collection; with a quick brine. I tried it out and lo and behold, my filet of salmon had no albumin at all and looks extremely pleasing to the eye.
Bella and Jamie loves this recipe. The flavors of the herbs come together so well with the butter and lemon. It was so tasty that they did not even mind the cilantro garnish. Bella even said that the cilantro adds a smokey flavor to the salmon and that she actually likes it.
Garlic Lemon Butter Salmon
by Miss Crumbs A Lot
1 1/2 lb Salmon Filet
4 cups water
4 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Butter
1/2 tbsp Lemon Juice
2 cloves Garlic (chopped)
1/4 tsp Oregano
1/4 tsp Thyme
1/4 tsp Rosemary
2 tbsp Chopped Cilantro
Salt & Pepper
1. Brine the salmon filet in 4 cups of water and 4 tsp of salt for 10 minutes.
2. Pat the salmon filet dry and remove all bones from it. Set it on a foil lined baking tray.
3. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a microwave for 30 seconds and mix it with 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, 2 cloves of chopped garlic, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp thyme and 1/2 tsp rosemary.
4. Pour melted herb butter over the salmon filet and spread it all over the fish.
5. Broil on high on the second highest rack in the oven for 7 to 8 minutes, or until the fish is cooked to your preference of doneness.
6. Garnish with chopped cilantro and lemon wedges. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
Makes 4 servings
A Singaporean SAHM living in Houston, Texas. Discovering her potential in the kitchen with authentic Singaporean Cuisine. And exploring the dynamic food scene Houston has to offer.