Baked salmon, I recently decided, is my go to dish for entertaining. If our guests like fish, I will more than likely have salmon on the dinner menu! Why? It is really easy to prepare, requires few ingredients, and presents beautifully. It also tastes really good! It can be pricey, but if you balance it out with inexpensive veggies and other simple sides it works out. My signature menu for a weeknight meal with family is probably baked salmon, sauteed spinach, salad and white rice. It is a meal my aunt has made many, many times throughout the years, and I love how balanced, healthy, and tasty it is! I switched it up a bit for the last minute dinner I hosted earlier this week in RI, and it was a hit!
3 lbs Atlantic salmon
1 tbs kosher salt
2 cloves of garlic
1 tbs olive oil*
3/4 cup white wine
good solid sprinkling of black pepper
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Wash and dry your fish. Spread 1 tbs olive oil on the bottom of a baking pan. Place fish on top and sprinkle with salt. Slice your lemons and garlic into thin slices and place all over the top of the fish. Sprinkle with black pepper and then pour the wine all over the fish. Bake for about 30 minutes** until the fish is cooked through and the lemons turn slightly brown on the edges. Enjoy!
*The olive oil is only so that the fish doesn’t stick to the pan. It makes it easier for cleanup, but if you prefer just use a piece of aluminum foil instead.
**You may have to bake the fish a bit longer if it is very thick.
P.S. Sorry this posted so late! We’ve been on the road all morning. I already miss RI, but it also feels good to be home.