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Baked Salmon with Herbs



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Baked Salmon with Herbs

Salmon is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acid and protein and is often considered to be the “healthy red meat”. Its delicate texture and amazing flavor makes this fish one of the most popular in the world.

Whether baked or grilled, Salmon actually tastes incredibly good and at the same time, it has a lot of nutrients in it.

And in this recipe we will be baking the salmon in the oven with a lot of fresh herbs, to make sure the salmon retains its freshness, and at the same time, is flavorful and unusual to the taste buds.

This is an easy recipe that can be prepared ahead. You can easily marinate the salmon and just before eating, bake it till it is done, and serve.

Ingredients:

500 gm. salmon steaks (available easily)

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine

1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine

½ teaspoon freshly crushed black pepper

2 cloves of garlic

1 teaspoon olive oil

Salt to taste

Procedure:

Apply salt all over the salmon steaks. Using a mortar and pestle, or with the help of a food processor, grind together the vinegar with the parsley, thyme, black pepper, garlic, and olive oil till the mixture is a fine paste. If required, add a bit of water to make sure the paste is evenly ground.

Heat the oven at 180 degree centigrade. Put the salmon steaks on a single layer in the baking dish, and bake till the salmon is cooked through, about 12-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish slices. Once done, remove, and let rest for 3-4 minutes before serving.

Salmon when baked retains most of its nutrients and freshness. For this recipe it is crucial to use good quality fish, as it will really make a difference to the flavors in the end.