One of my favorite things about summer is getting creative with my food and eating more healthy and light. Salmon is one of my favorite types of fish to eat all summer long whether I throw it in salad, on a sandwich or bake it in the oven like here. It’s always delicious and leaves me feeling like I fed my family something beneficial to their systems. This is a really easy way to whip up some flavor and throw it in the oven, a way the whole family is sure to love.
- 3 salmon fillets
- 1 lemon, thickly sliced
- 1 Tbsp fresh parsley
- 1 tsp butter
- salt & pepper
- tin foil
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
- Cut a square of tin foil
- Place one fillet of salmon in the middle of the foil
- Slice one thick slice of lemon, lay on top
- Sprinkle freshly cut up parsley on top
- Add a sliver of butter on top of the lemon
- Salt and pepper to your desire
- Pinch all sides of the foil together at the top creating individually wrapped salmon boat
- Do this for all 3 salmon fillets
- Place all on a cookie sheet
- Cook 25 minutes or until salmon is thoroughly cooked, oven times may vary
- Serve with garlic mash potatoes and broccoli
I love making a bunch of extras too so that the following day I can cut the extra salmon up and add it to a cold salad or give it to the kids on a sandwich. They love the parsley and lemon flavors together. If I do sandwiches I add a layer of Philadelphia cream cheese to the bread. Its a great way to get your kids eating and loving salmon! I promise!
I used to really struggle cooking salmon. I would either overcook or uncook it and it’s taken me a while to get the right away of lemon, butter, and parsley and cooking time but I have it now. Some people don’t cook salmon for this same fear but once you have tried and tested a few ways you are sure to find your favorite. Go on, how do you cook your salmon?