Roasted Salmon with a Lemon Caper Parsley Sauce
Sometimes I get stuck in the same boring routine when I make fish. I drizzle it with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and honey, and when I'm feeling fancy, I add lemon slices on top. It's definitely a good go-to, especially when I'm in a hurry and don't feel like getting too creative, but after multiple times making my fish this way, I was dying for something fresh and new. My Fish 101 cooking class came at the perfect time, and I learned how to whip up this phenomenal Lemon Caper Parsley Sauce. It's super flavorful and it's the perfect finish to any light, flaky fish. I've made it with salmon, branzino, and sole, and each of them paired perfectly with the sauce. Oh and how nice is it that this healthy dinner can be made in under 15 minutes? The standard rule for cooking fish is 8 minutes per inch of thickness. It took just about 10 minutes when I made it . . . gotta love that! This is the perfect weeknight meal, especially paired with some roasted veggies and a crisp glass of Sauvignon Blanc!
So here's what you're going to do. Start by drizzling your salmon (or your favorite fish) with good olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Heat up your pan nice and hot on the stove, then add your fish for just a few minutes (2-3) before putting the pan into the oven at 350°.
Then whip up the sauce. By the way, this sauce is also amazing over roasted cauliflower. My recommendation is to start roasting up your cauli, then when it's about 10 minutes from finished, throw your salmon in the oven too. Take both out, pour the sauce over everything, and enjoy a perfectly flavored, delicious, and easy dinner!
Here's what you'll need:
For the salmon:
2 salmon filets
A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
For the sauce:
1/4 cup parsley - finely minced
1 tbsp capers - rinsed
1/2 shallot - finely diced
1/2 tsp lemon zest
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp champagne vinegar
1 tsp lemon juice
Salt & pepper to taste
Cook the salmon - 2 minutes on the stove and about 8 in the oven. Add the sauce. Enjoy!
What's your go-to way to cook fish? I always love hearing about your favorite recipes! Happy WNB Wednesday, have the best day!
10/11/2013 04:07:40 am
Looks delicious! When you cook the salmon on the stove, do you also throw a little olive oil on the pan or just on top of the salmon?
10/11/2013 11:47:24 am
A little bit on the stove as well so the salmon doesn't stick! :)
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