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Easy Baked Salmon Recipe with Delicious Topping

Author C. Sanders. Published on June 19, 2011 - 10:06 am (29139 views — 351 words)

Salmon has a very exquisite taste. It is a flavor that foodies treat with such high regard, adding it to a common dish will ramp up its overall flavor. It can be added to all sorts of dishes but one way to fully experience the true flavor of salmon is by baking it. This is why there are numerous baked salmon recipes that you can find in cookbooks or on the internet.

It's a simple as preparing your ingredients, mixing it up in a bowl and pouring it over your salmon fillet. The only thing crucial is the temperature and the timing of how long to bake the salmon. Bake it too long and you come up with a dried up piece of fish that's not even salad worthy, bake it too short and you undercook the fish. If you have to choose between the two, undercooking is better than overcooking, you can always bake it again for it to be fully cooked. This is a baked salmon recipe that you can start with. If it is done properly, you will impress even the most meticulous of critics.

Basil Lemon Baked Salmon

• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 6 tablespoons light olive oil
• One teaspoon of dried basil
• A teaspoon of salt
• A teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
• A tablespoon of lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon of chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
• Two six ounce salmon fillets

You can start off by making your marinade. Put the garlic, light olive oil, basil, salt, pepper, lemon juice and parsley in a mixing bowl and mix with a whisk. You want to mix this well so the oil is well incorporated with the lemon juice. Fix your fillets in a well sized baking dish and pour the marinade over the fillets. Marinate for an hour.

Preheat your oven to 345 degrees F or 190 degrees C.

Transfer the fillets in aluminum foil and empty remaining marinade over the fish, seal the foil. Bake the fish on a baking tray for 35-45 minutes. Serve it right away.