A year ago I went to visit with one of my dearest and oldest friends, Ana, in Alexandria, VA. (When I say old I am not referring to her age, just her sheer endurance of putting up with me as my friend).
While there, she treated me like royalty, and spoiled me with her wonderful cooking. One of the recipes she made, was a lovely and super easy baked salmon. Here is Ana's recipe for baked salmon. It is absolutely scrumptious, and amazingly simple to make any night of the week. It literally takes just minutes of prep time.
Ana's Baked Salmon
Salmon -- I will put quantities assuming for 2 fillets, however this recipe can be made for one or for a crowd. Just add accordingly.
Zest of one lemon
Juice of one lemon
2 salmon filets
1/4 tsp. dill -- if you have fresh dill, by all means use some
1 Tbs. dijon mustard
salt and fresh-ground pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat oven to 250ºF
Mix the zest, mustard and lemon juice
Salt and pepper both sides of salmon
Brush baking dish with olive oil
Place the salmon on the baking dish and spoon the lemon juice/mustard/zest mixture over the salmon
Bake for 25 minutes.
It is that simple!!!!!
And, it is delicious. I will include a photo next time I make this recipe.