I hated fish my whole life, that is until I met a Norwegian. It is absolutely not allowed to hate fish because that is all they eat! So I really had no choice but to give in. The first bit of fish that I ever liked was a teriyaki glazed salmon that my Father-in-Law BBQ’d. I started eating it by taking tiny pieces. Over the years I managed to work up to eating an actually serving size of salmon. After that I started trying it cooked different ways and then finally moved into other realms of the seafood world!
As of today, my favorite way of enjoying salmon is baked with lemon and dill. Dill and salmon is like peanut butter and jelly, they belong together. They should just get married already. It gives the salmon this incredible buttery taste! Have I died and gone to heaven? Yum!
A lot of people are really scared to make salmon. It is really not hard at all! Just follow the instructions step by step and everyone will think you are a pro!
- 1 1/4 pound Atlantic Salmon (get the body part which is thicker and has more fat, which will give you more flavor)
- 1/2 tablespoon Santa Maria Seasoning (Purchased from Whole Foods)
- 1 lemon, 4-6 slices
- Fresh dill, finely chopped
- Ground pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Grab a large piece of foil and put it on top of a cooking sheet or baking pan
- Set the salmon on the foil
- Sprinkle the seasonings or Himalayan salt on the fish, then fresh dill and lastly set the lemon slices on the very top
- Close up the foil all around the salmon completely
- Bake it in the oven for about 20 minutes (depending on the size and thickness)
- ** It is done when you are able to easily to flake the salmon off with a fork**