This Easy Salmon Recipe is all three things I look for when trying a new reciepe – easy, delicious, and is sure to impress. Like the Peppermint Oreo Balls I made for my friends cookie party in the fall I tried this one out a home a few times before I made it for friends.
Living in New York City there are so many amazing things to do all of the time sometimes I need to remember making diner at home is okay and this is my new favorite way to cook my favorite fish. I usually have about 30 minutes after I get home to when I am absolutely starving and this salmon is always in its last few minutes of baked goodness by the time this hits.
While salt and pepper may be the easiest way to prepare salmon this takes up a notch, a little notch, but hey, give me credit! I adapted this recipe from the original that I found here. This most recent dish was the seventh or eight time I made it – you saw it two weeks ago when I served it with quinoa and Brussels sprouts and I also enjoy this easy salmon recipe with balsamic glazed asparagus.
- 16 oz. filet of salmon
- 2 leek stalks
- 1/2 cup of parsley
- 3 tbs olive oil
- 1 lemon
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
- Place in the salmon in a glass baking dish lined with tinfoil, skin down
- Lightly salt and pepper
- Chop the parsley and sprinkle the fish
- Wash both stalks of leeks and thinly chop them
- Drizzle with olive oil
- Squeeze juice of 1/2 of the lemon
- Bake for 20 minutes for medium rare, 23 minutes for medium*
- The leeks on top should be soft and nicely browned
- Serve with fresh lemon wedges
- * Time varies depending on cut of fish
I love this easy salmon recipe and I hope you try it and let me know what you think!