The other day my friend, Erin, and I went shopping so that I may get a 101 on the countless sauces, herbs, and what not that can be found in food stores. I was keen on learning how to dish out quick and healthy meals, and Erin did a fantastic job of getting me started. She gave me just about enough information to feel educated without feeling overwhelmed. And, since I relish sea food she conjured the most simple fish recipe one could imagine. Finally, she gifted me one of her casserole dishes and with that I was all set for my first ever baking adventure 🙂
Today, I gave the recipe a shot and am amazed how flavorsome the fish turned out to be. Yummy!
Baked Salmon (recipe by Erin Gallimore)
1 cut of Atlantic Salmon
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
½ Tablespoon Liquid Smoke
Salt and Pepper (few dashes of each)
Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix all ingredients, except Salmon, in casserole dish. Add Salmon to casserole dish. Move the Salmon around in the dish until all sides have come in contact with mixed ingredients. Place Salmon in the dish skin side up orientation. Add 1 tablespoon of water to dish. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes, depending on thickness of salmon cut (I baked for 15 mins).
Total time to cook and serve: 20 mins (not including oven pre-heat time)
I served the fish with fresh cut cucumber and tomatoes. On a whim, I decided to top the tomatoes with green chillies cut along the length. It turned out to be a nice touch; hot chillies with juicy tomato slices was fun!