Monday, February 22, 2010

Simple Citrus Salmon

On my days off, I'm a sucker for lengthy, complicated, and impressive-looking meals. During the week, my cooking style can go quite the other way. By the time I get home, I'm usually pretty tired and hungry. I want something healthy and quick like this citrus salmon served with an equally healthy chickpea and spinach salad. With just a handful of ingredients, you can have this on the table in no time at all!


Simple Citrus Salmon
an "Apple a Day" original
printer-friendly recipe

Ingredients:

4 (6 oz.) salmon filets, skin off
2 TBSP olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste

1 orange, cut into thin rounds
2 lemons, one cut into thin rounds
2 TBSP chopped fresh mint

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place salmon in a foil-lined baking dish.

2. Drizzle oil over salmon, then salt and pepper to your taste. Lay citrus rounds over the filets, overlapping them and alternating lemon and orange slices.

3. Place salmon in the oven and bake for about 16 minutes, or until salmon is firm and opaque.


4. When salmon is done, remove from oven and squeeze juice of remaining lemon over the filets. Sprinkle mint over the top and serve.


one year ago:
pasta puttanesca

9 comments :

Emily Ziegler said...

Can't go wrong with a simple salmon recipe! Citrusy salmon is by far the best! This looks great :o)

Katie said...

YUM! Looks absolutely delicious and your picture of it is just stunning! :)

B & D said...

love salmon...and this looks delightfull!!!:)

Carol Egbert said...

I bought salmon and local lemons at the market in Ortigia, Sicily this morning and plan to serve it topped with a splash of fresh blood orange juice. We seem to be on the same page.

Cara said...

Nice job! I love cooking salmon this way. Or, for an Asian flair, sprinkling it with a little soy sauce and ginger and baking it with sliced lime.

McMom said...

Found you on foodbuzz...perfect timing. My 9 year-old wants to make salmon when it's his turn to choose the dinner menu next Friday. I was looking for a recipe that would be simple for him to help me with. Thanks!

Lauren said...

I love salmon fillets for a quick weeknight meal. It's such an easy way to eat fish. I love my salmon with Chinese spices and soy, but this citrus version looks great too!

Ed Schenk said...

Great Salmon recipe.I like the use of beans as a side dish.

Kelsey said...

McMom, I love how you are inviting your children to help in the kitchen. What a healthy choice from your kiddo! Let me know what your family thinks.