Growing up, my family ate a lot of seafood, including fish several times a week! My parents would generally steam or fry lots of different types of fish: salmon, tilapia, rainbow trout, yellow tail snapper…the list could go on and on. However, we never really had baked fish. Now don’t get me wrong, I love the way my Mom prepares fish, but yesterday evening when a craving for salmon hit me, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try baked salmon. It turned out delicious! Here is the recipe I used:
2 (1/2 lb) salmon filets
1 large onion (chopped)
1 tomato (chopped)
2 tbsp butter
4oz mushrooms (sliced)
1 lemon (sliced)
Preheat oven to 375F.
Line baking sheet with aluminum foil. Try to use extra so there is enough to cover the filets.
Place onion, tomato, scallions, and mushroom on lined baking sheet.
Put salmon filets on top of vegetables.
Cube the butter and place it on top of salmon.
Top with slices of lemon.
Fold foil over salmon and pinch the sides to prevent any liquid from leaking out during baking.
Bake for 1 hour.
This was seriously so good! The salmon was cooked to perfection. It was flaky, buttery, and not “fishy” tasting or smelling at all! The vegetables were delicious too! This meal is so easy to prepare and also really healthy – omega-3′s, protein, and tons of vitamins from veggies! I highly recommend any salmon-lovers out there to give this one a try!